Children's panel to hold state of the child meeting

Friday, May 30, 2008

ns to a child if they are abused or neglected? Do you know where your county stands in child well being?

Do you know what services are available to families in your community?

The Tennessee Commis-sion on Children and Youth along with The Center for Family Development will be facilitating informal town hall meetings to address the needs of children. The Marshall County meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the Conference Room at City Hall, 131 East Church St., Lewisburg.

Community members are asked to come to this meeting with concerns and issues that are prevalent in this community.

Discussion will consist of a presentation of the 2008 Kids Count numbers, which is a detailed breakdown of the "state of the child" in Tennessee and a brief description of the Commission on Children and Youth.

The Center for Family Development, located in Shelbyville, provides prevention and support services for families and children in 12 Middle Tennessee counties. The Center is a licensed child abuse prevention and child placement agency. It is home to 10 different programs including two national programs, Healthy Families and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children).

The services provided by the Center are possible due to loyal employees, many volunteers, United Way, and donations from the communities it serves.

To get more information about the Center or to make a donation, visit their website at or call Kristin Conley at 931-684-4676.