Sammi Rader Appointed to National CASA Suburban Leadership Council

6/28/2022 – CASA of Children’s Trust announces the appointment of Sammi Rader, CASA Program Director to the Suburban Leadership Council of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children. Serving a two-year term, Rader, along with child welfare leaders from across the nation, will play an integral role in voicing the…[Read More]

CAC Bedford Receives $10,000 Grant

Children’s Trust and Children’s Advocacy Center in Bedford has received a generous $10,000 grant from the Bedford Community Health Foundation. The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serves as a resource to law enforcement and social services as a safe and comfortable place to conduct forensic interviews of children who have been victims of child sexual, serious…[Read More]

Children First Announces RCPS Partnership for 2022-2023 School Year

Children’s Trust is proud to announce our partnership with Roanoke County Public Schools and Children First for the 2022-2023 school year!    Children First will be delivering Stewards of Children – a national child sexual abuse prevention training – to Roanoke County school personnel. This opportunity will enable Children’s Trust to educate more adults on…[Read More]

Children’s Trust Receives Funding to Support Roanoke Valley TICN Program

Children’s Trust will receive funding to support the position of our Trauma Informed Specialist to continue coordination, education and training through our Roanoke Valley Trauma Informed Network partners. From Roanoke Times: The Gun Violence Prevention Commission announced Monday that it had awarded $500,000 in grants to a variety of organizations to host activities intended to…[Read More]

Governor Youngkin Announces Foster Children Initiative

GOVERNOR YOUNGKIN CREATES TASK FORCE TO SAFELY HOUSE FOSTER CHILDREN April 1, 2022 – Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Friday the launch of an initiative to create the “Safe and Sound Task Force.” According to a press release, the initiative will bring together government agencies, the Virginia League of Social Services Executives (VLSSE) and other community…[Read More]

Pinwheel Garden: April 2022

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Children’s Trust plants its annual Pinwheel Garden   Contact: Joey Coakley Beck, Children’s Trust 540-344-3579 x28 or email:   March 30, 2022 – Children’s Trust will kick-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month on Friday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. at The Community Arboretum located…[Read More]

VA Bill Proposes Public Health Approach to Juvenile Justice

    March 18, 2022 – The Virginia General Assembly has given bipartisan approval to a measure one advocate believes could lead to significant changes to the Commonwealth’s youth justice system. The bill outlined how management of the state’s juvenile justice system could transition from the Public Safety Secretary to the Health Secretary. Valerie Slater,…[Read More]

Children’s Trust to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Through Save Jane

On October 7, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., Children’s Trust read the first of 15,277 names of children reported as abused in the 22 jurisdictions served by Children’s Trust. Each name represents an actual child and their experience of abuse. Through this event, we will bring awareness to our community about the prevalence of child abuse….[Read More]

Children’s Trust Employee Receives Attorney General Unsung Hero Award

April 19, 2021 – Children’s Trust is honored to announce that Elizabeth (Beth) Eisenzimmer, Children’s Trust Family Advocate Coordinator will receive the Virginia Attorney General Unsung Hero Award during a virtual recognition event on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. During this event Attorney General Mark R. Herring will recognize individuals from across the…[Read More]