Voice of the Faithful hosts vigil for child abuse victims

Voice of the Faithful is hosting a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening in order to acknowledge the problem of child abuse in our country and locally.

More than 1,700 children died from abuse or neglect last year in the United States. In Hamilton County in the last year, over 5000 new protective service cases for the abuse and neglect of children were initiated. Five children in Hamilton County were victims of abuse homicide.

The Blue Ribbon Vigil of Hope will be held on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati. The public is invited to join together to support the survivors of abuse and their families.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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