The Community Support Network, a community collaborative of over 60 family service agencies, has spent the last 18 months creating a Children’s Bill of Rights document that encourages Nevada County residents to support efforts to improve the health, safety, well being and quality of life of it’s children and youth. CSN representative Lindsay Dunckel presented the Children’s Bill of Rights to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors at their meeting this week
The Children’s Bill of Rights lists 9 rights that should be extended to all children in Nevada County. Things like feeling safe in homes, schools and communities; having the basic essentials including nutritious food, housing, clothing and transportation; access to health and dental care; be respected and valued as individuals and have a voice in matters that may affect them.
Members of the Community Support Network were all wearing green tee shirts with the question, How are the Children? printed on them. Dunckel says it’s a traditional greeting passed down by the African tribe, the Masai.
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County Supervisors applauded the creation of the Children’s Bill of Rights and unanimously passed a resolution to support it.
Follow the link below for a copy of the Children’s Bill of Rights.