MISSOURI STATE SYMBOLS
STATE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
The blue ribbon became the state of Missouri’s official symbol for child abuse prevention in 2011. It is an emblem marking efforts to increase awareness of the prevalence and warning signs of child abuse, along with prevention methods and measures to reduce the incidence of child abuse.
Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo)
§10.185. Blue ribbon recognized as the official state symbol for child abuse prevention. – The “blue ribbon” is hereby recognized as the official state symbol for child abuse prevention in the state of Missouri. (L. 2011 H.B. 749)
approved 05 May 2011
effective 28 August 2011
The Child Protection System of the Department of Social Services Children’s Division website is online here and includes the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.
The Missouri State Archives Department of Social Services State Documents Collection includes annual reports from Children’s Services.
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