Mayor George McKee recently signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in Polk County. CASA joined with DHS, Andy Riner, Elena Cannon and Krisiti Schuller to bring public awareness to this heartbreaking, on-going issue. “Child abuse casts a shadow that will last a lifetime. Please join our cause and lets stand up for children, there is no excuse for child abuse,” said Renee Hendrix, CASA Assistant Director. Pictured are: Keith Rose, CASA volunteer and CALL Representative; Cynthia Martin, CASA Program Director; Kristi Schuller, Witness Coordinator; Elena Cannon, Investigator 18th W Judicial District; Mena Mayor George McKee; Kendra Tarkinton, Polk County Resource Worker; Karla Green, DCFS Family Service Worker; Andy Riner, Prosecuting Attorney; Renee Hendrix, CASA Assistant Director.