I was deeply honored to speak at this year’s Children’s Memorial Flag Ceremony at the San Bernardino County Government Center.

Held by the San Bernardino County Children’s Network and San Bernardino County Children and Family Services, this event serves as a solemn reminder of the precious young lives we’ve lost to violence, abuse and neglect.

These tragedies leave a profound scar on our communities. But there is hope. In San Bernardino County, we are committed to breaking the cycle of violence and neglect. We strive to safeguard children who have experienced harm and empower families to create safe, nurturing environments.

Let’s work together to build a brighter future where families are supported, children are protected, and communities flourish.For a list of child abuse resources and numbers in San Bernardino County, please click here or call (800) 827-8724. Residents can also dial 2-1-1 to anonymously report if they suspect a child is being abused.