Latter-day Saint Life

Church Receives National Award for Work with Child Abuse Prevention


Sister Joy D. Jones, the General Primary President, received an award on behalf of the Church for its efforts in child abuse prevention on Sunday.

“I think people find it very shocking that one in ten children in their lifetime will experience child abuse in some form by the time they reach age 18,” said Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children’s Alliance. “And for us, to think about the fact that there are more than 300,000 children that [come through] the door of a Children's Advocacy Center or Children's Justice Center every year is a shocking number.”

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Huizar presented the alliance’s National Philanthropy Leadership Award to Sister Joy D. Jones, general president of the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during a reception at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

“We are concerned about children all over the world, and we can't do that alone,” said Sister Jones, who accepted the award on behalf of the Church for its efforts to protect children and assist victims of child abuse.

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