Canal to be Dyed Blue for Child Abuse Prevention

April 11, 2022


Media Contact:
Brian Heinemann
Department of Child Services
Cell: 317-473-2416

MARION COUNTY (APRIL 5, 2022) – The Indiana Department of Child Services, in partnership with Children’s Bureau + Families First, will honor Child Abuse Prevention Month by dyeing the Indiana Central Canal blue.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
TIME: 9 a.m.
WHERE: Indiana Central Canal – Ohio Street Basin

SPEAKERS: Peggy Surbey, Indiana Department of Child Services

Tina Cloer, Children’s Bureau + Families First

Marlin Jackson, prevention partner and former Indianapolis Colts cornerback

Peggy Surbey, Regional Manager of Marion County Department of Child Services, Tina Cloer, president/CEO of Children’s Bureau + Families First, and Marlin Jackson, prevention partner and former Indianapolis Colts cornerback, will share information about local prevention efforts and the importance of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

For more information and resources on preventing child abuse and neglect, click here.


About Indiana DCS: The Indiana Department of Child Services engages with families and collaborates with state, local and community partners to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child support services. Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556. Child Support Customer Service Kidsline: 800.840.8757 or 317.233.5437.

About Children’s Bureau and Families First (CB+FF): CB+FF merged in 2021. Combining our resources and expertise allows us to better serve the community by offering a more holistic approach to child abuse prevention, family preservation, youth placement, and recovery services. A new name will be announced on April 21, 2022.