2012 Blue Ribbon Counties and Tribes
One Tribe and 22 Counties received the 10th Annual Blue Ribbon County Awards from Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota.
The Blue Ribbon Award is given annually to recognize communities that exemplify a strong commitment to prevent child maltreatment through collaborative efforts of public, private, non-profit, and local services and activities.
Community leaders, parent advocates, and/or PCAMN staff personally presented the 2012 Blue Ribbon Award to the following: Red Lake Reservation; and Anoka, Becker, Big Stone, Chippewa, Crow Wing, Faribault, Freeborn, Grant, Hennepin, Lake, Lyon, McLeod, Morrison, Mower, Olmsted, Polk, Renville, Sherburne, Sibley, Steele, Todd, and Watonwan Counties.
These awards are presented to county commissioners and community leaders in an effort to encourage continued investment in awareness, maintaining prevention and family strengthening efforts, and knowledge of their innovative programs. The blue ribbon and pinwheel are national symbols of child abuse prevention awareness. The photo shows Joan Johnson presenting the Blue Ribbon Award to Crow Wing County.