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April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Week

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Mayor John Engen calls on the community to end child abuse. The mayor made a proclamation in city council on Monday, naming April Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. He said prevention takes effort from the community to promote programs that benefit children and their families.

One group thanking the mayor is Casa of Missoula, which trains volunteers to support children through the foster system.

"By raising awareness, by dedicating this month to this helps us go through those processes with the backing of the community, which is incredibly necessary especially because all of our workers are volunteers, and they don't get any composition," Jordan Clarfield, a volunteer coordinator with the group.

In 2013 CASA of Missoula served more almost 400 children.

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