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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee presents 2019 Strong Family Awards

2019 Strong Family Award winners

The Turn the Town Blue Committee on Tuesday night honored five Kenosha County families with the 2019 Strong Family Award.

These awards were presented during a Family Game Night event at Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2 in Kenosha. This event concluded a...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

2019 Connie Reyes Award presentation

The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

Go Blue 2018 group photo

The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is again planning a variety of events throughout April, in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

This annual campaign emphasizes the power of prevention and the importance of raising childr...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Kenosha County Girl Scouts' project aims to give back to teen girls in foster care

Elsa Witkiewicz and Scarlette Fallscher of the Bags of Bravery and Beauty project

Two Kenosha County Girl Scouts working toward their Silver Award are conducting a donation drive for teen girls in foster care.

Elsa Witkiewicz of Troop 9338 and Scarlette Fallscher of Troop 32432 are collecting health and beauty items, in a project they&a...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Local hairdressers give back to foster kids in ‘Haircut for the Holidays’

In support of foster parents in Kenosha County, approximately 25 local hairdressers spent a recent evening giving free haircuts to local foster kids. The event, called Haircut for the Holidays, organized by Danielle Rasmussen of Hair Cuttery, took place T...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 7, 2018

DCFS staff display creativity, generosity in annual Feed 100 Families food drive effort

Feed 100 Families - Ongoing Unit

Staff members in the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services exercised their creativity and their generosity Friday, in the division’s annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive and holiday office decorating contest.

This competition, no...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Kenosha County presents 2017 Youth Justice Report

DCFS staff

Delinquency referrals are continuing to trend downward, while the number of juvenile arrests has remained steady.

These were among the primary takeaways of Kenosha County’s 2017 Youth Justice Report, unveiled during a presentation in Circuit Judge Jodi Mei...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks 10 years of success

2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program recently completed its 10th season, providing work experience and life lessons to 210 participants at 35 worksites.

Modeled off of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Comprehensive Ga...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 7

2018 National Night Out logo

National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; Lord of Life Luth...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

‘Blue Ribbon Anthology’ to be screened May 31 at Journey Church

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A locally produced documentary-style film that portrays how community members can act to help prevent child abuse and neglect will be shown to the public May 31 at Journey Church.

“The Blue Ribbon Anthology” is a fictional depiction of a struggling family ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Kenosha County social worker Julie Ortiz receives 2018 Connie Reyes Award

2018 Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today presented the 2018 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to Julie Ortiz, a social worker in the county Division of Children and Family Services.

The award, now in its fourth year,...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

County executive to present fourth annual Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the public to an event to recognize those who work to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, April 18, in the Commons Area of the Kenosha County Human Services Building...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

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The Turn the Town Blue Committee will host a variety of events throughout April in commemoration of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

As part of its annual campaign, the committee asks community members to “Say Something, Do Something for Kids,” by...

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