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Gretna Police Department Participates in Darkness to Light

Date: March 12, 2013 Categories: Blog

Gretna Police Department is the First Police Partner in Prevention in the Nation!

We are thrilled to announce that the Gretna Police Department is a Darkness to Light (D2L) Police Partner in Prevention!  Ninety-eight percent of the Gretna Police Department completed the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training facilitated by the JCAC.  Gretna PD is the first Police Partner in Prevention in the nation!

Adequate prevention and response to child sexual abuse is the responsibility of adults—this is the core of the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children program. D2L is a non-profit that pursues the mission of reducing child sexual abuse through education and awareness.  The training is the only evidence-based program that “increase(s) knowledge, improve(s) attitudes and change(s) child-protective behavior” of those who participate.  To learn more about the work of Darkness to Light, please visit their website: http://www.d2l.org/

JCAC strongly encourages you and your organization to attend our next Stewards of Children training on June 14 from 1-4pm at the Coroner’s Office Auditorium in Harvey. The JCAC can also schedule a training prior to this date for a group of 10 or more. To register or request a training, or to learn more about us, please call the Jefferson Children’s AdvocacyCenter at (504) 364-3857 or visit us online at www.jeffersoncac.com.

For every individual adult who attends this training, up to 10 children can be protected from sexual abuse.  Help us raise awareness and take responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse in our community together…call us today!