Dunn, Massey get children’s award

Sandra ClarkOur Town Kids

Two Knoxville legislators have been honored with the “Champion of Children Award” by the Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee. PCAT praised the lawmakers for helping to secure additional funding for evidence-based home visiting in Tennessee.

Sen. Becky Massey, who chairs the Senate Transportation and Safety committee, and Rep. Bill Dunn, House Speaker Pro Tempore, accepted the awards from Jim Henry, a former commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Henry is a past recipient of the award.

Massey will announce her candidacy for re-election at a family-friendly party from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Lakeshore Park, 5930 Lyons View Pike. Dunn has announced that he will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives.

PCAT is a non-profit that works with parents, professionals and communities to provide education, resources and services that strengthen families. The organization is the largest provider of evidence-based home visiting in Tennessee and has been serving families for 35 years.


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