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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Baby James Foundation

by Darlene Chen

Baby James Foundation

Baby James Foundation

The Baby James Foundation's (BJF) goal is to create nationally, an environment that assures:

  • A network fighting to keep children safe out of their abuser's arms forever.

  • Support for abused children and their non-abusive families.
  • Changing the present laws, making all forms of abuse treated the same according to the severity of the crime.
  • Helping adult survivors overcome their childhood abuse.
  • Helping children who have lost their lives because of abuse have respectful memorials as well as helping their memories stay alive.
  • Educate the public about all forms of child abuse and neglect.
  • Helping keep false accusations down to a minimum.
The foundation was founded by our President Renee Hutchinson after years of abuse herself. Her stepson, James, was abused and neglected by his biological mother. She then decided it was time to fight back and do something about it.

Our Vice President Darlene Chen then joined in on the cause. She is raising her granddaughter, Kayla, after being abused and neglected by her biological mother.

Our annual child abuse rally and vigil is being planned for Saturday, April 25, 2009. It will be held in Brownstown, Illinois.

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