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Organization hoping to prevent child neglect expands to Lee County

An organization that strives to help at-risk children has expanded to Lee County.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 10:48 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2018 9:15 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - An organization that strives to help at-risk children has expanded to Lee County.

The Family First Initiative Advisory Council for Lee County held its first meeting Monday night at the Lee County Justice Center. 

Family First Initiative is a pilot program hoping to eliminate child neglect and reduce the number of children in foster care. 

The advisory council will bring together government officials, private businesses, faith-based organizations and non-profits to work together. 

The statewide Family First Initiative is lead by Supreme Court Justice Dawn Beam and First Lady Deborah Bryant. 

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