La Vergne Police Department and other local agencies are partnering with The Child Advocacy Center in Rutherford and Cannon Counties for the 9th annual international “19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence toward Children and Youth.” The main focus this year is the impact of abusive relationships on children. This includes the children who live with adults who have substance abuse issues and drug endangered children who are impacted by their parent’s abusive relationships. With the current focus on the opioid crisis in the United States we feel this is a timely topic. More and more children, parents, and teachers struggle with the effects abusive relationships are having on children.
La Vergne Police Department focuses on this struggle by providing assistance and resources for both adults and children. “We realize and understand the impact and struggle an abusive relationship can have on families,” says Police Chief Mike Walker. “LPD is always here for anyone in need and we want them to know we have resources to help anyone who may find themselves in volatile and abusive situations.
Law Enforcement representatives from La Vergne Police Department participate in various community outreach and prevention activities throughout the year. La Vergne Police Department will continue to reach out and provide assistance and resources to those impacted by abusive relationships in our community. We will continue to partner with other organizations and advocates with the intent to curb and lessen the impact of abusive relationships.