By Tim Kowols
Advocates for child abuse prevention and sexual assault awareness are being asked to show their support by joining hands with their neighbors at an event Wednesday in Kewaunee. Held recently in other communities, Kewaunee County will host its first “Hands Around The Courthouse” event to draw attention to the 49 individuals the Violence Intervention Project (VIP) served in cases of sexual assault in 2016, along with the 79 children reported as victims of abuse and neglect to the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services. VIP advocate Samantha says both causes are important to support.
The public is invited to wear blue and hold hands with VIP and members of the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services and Witness Program around the Kewaunee County Courthouse beginning at 3:30 p.m.