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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff members from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) gather with the Lackawanna County Commissioners for a proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” The CAC has been the leader in combating child abuse, neglect and exploitation by providing specialized trauma therapy, education, and advocacy services. The agency also operates a Teen Advocacy Center for youth 13-18 years old.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mary Ann LaPorta, CAC Executive Director; Julie Rudolpf, CAC Child Victim Advocate; Jennifer Aglialoro, CAC Associate Director; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Laud 911 Dispatcher’s Life-Saving Measures

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to Dane Sorensen, inside right, a 911 Emergency Medical Dispatcher, for his efforts in saving a baby’s life. On March 19, Mr. Sorensen spent nearly six minutes on the phone directing a mother through CPR to save her child’s life. When help arrived at the family’s dwelling, the baby was breathing on its own.

L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mr. Sorensen, and Commissioner Edward G. Staback.

Commissioners Recognize Scranton Half Marathon

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a framed Scranton Half Marathon poster to Matt Byrne, inside left, race organizer, in recognition of the impact the event has on the community and the economy. The second annual marathon will take place on April 12.

L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mr. Byrne, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, and Commissioner Edward G. Staback.