Downtown Asheboro walk comes with a cause

ASHEBORO – The second annual Child Abuse Prevention walk will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. April 26 in downtown Asheboro.

The Randolph County Department of Social Services and partners including Randolph Partnership for Children, Randolph County Emergency Services, Randolph County Public Health, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Asheboro Police Department, Emmy’s House Children’s Advocacy Center, and Randolph County Guardian Ad Litem, are hosts for the event to raise public awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The event will begin with an opening ceremony, followed by a mile walk that will focus on advocating for prevention, building community capacity, and raising awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and foster healthy children and youth.

 In Randolph County, social workers received and completed assessments on more than 1,310 reports of abuse and neglect in 2023, with roughly 16% of those cases needing post-assessment services.

By Randolph Record