On October 7, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., Children’s Trust began reading the names of the 15,277 children reported as abused in the 22 jurisdictions served by Children’s Trust in 2020. The event happened on the Historic Roanoke City Market.
It took over over 18 hours to read all the names.
Over 100 people volunteered to read names with us.
To protect the children, they were identified as Jane or John Doe with their ages and jurisdictions.
Children’s Trust has been working in child abuse prevention, intervention and advocacy since 1978, our service area includes: City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, Town of Vinton, Botetourt County, Bedford County, Town of Bedford, Campbell County, Craig County, Town of New Castle, City of Salem, Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, City of Radford, City of Galax, Grayson County, Town of Independence, Carroll County, Town of Hillsville, Pulaski County, Town of Pulaski, Town of Dublin