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File #: 220352    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/20/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 4/21/2022 Final action: 4/21/2022
Title: Recognizing the Child Protection Center of Kansas City.
Sponsors: Quinton Lucas, Kevin McManus, Lee Barnes Jr., Teresa Loar, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Katheryn Shields, Eric Bunch, Andrea Bough, Kevin O'Neill, Dan Fowler, Heather Hall
Attachments: 1. Authenticated Resolution 220352
RESOLUTION NO. 220352

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Recognizing the Child Protection Center of Kansas City.

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WHEREAS, recognizing the Child Protection Center, its tireless CEO Lisa Mizell, and its dedicated mental health professionals, as outstanding examples of service and leadership to Kansas City, Missouri during Child Abuse Awareness Month in April; and

WHEREAS, the Child Protection Center has provided forensic interviews, family advocacy and mental health services to the children and families of Kansas City, Missouri since 1996, many of whom have suffered the most intimate forms of physical and sexual abuse, or witnessed violent crimes, including homicide; and

WHEREAS, the Child Protection Center has worked for 26 years to serve the most vulnerable victims of crime such as child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, child neglect and child witness to violence; and

WHEREAS, the Child Protection Center provides all services free of charge regardless of ability to pay, and on average, serves over 800 children and their families each year; and

WHEREAS, the Child Protection Center provides coordination with community partners such as the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, the Jackson County Family Court, all law enforcement jurisdictions in Kansas City, the Missouri Children's Division, Children's Mercy Hospital and Mental Health partners; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize the tremendous contributions that the Child Protection Center, its CEO, forensic examiners, and mental health professionals have provided for the last 26 years, and expresses unwavering support for CPC's continued contributions towards the children and families of Kansas City, Missouri; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Chil...

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