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Alleged sexual assault by family member investigated; victim was 4; suspect arrested

From Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Sept. 19, 2019

Reminder from Attorney General: Laws protect young children and animals from deadly heat

Heat can be deadly to children and animals, and there can be serious legal consequences for leaving children or animals in hot cars or outside without adequate shelter or water.

Special Victims Unit probes sexual assault of 7-year-old

On June 26, detectives with the Special Victims Unit, in conjunction with Child Protective Services, began an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred at a Woodbridge area residence between June 1, 2018 and June 26, 2019, according to Off. Renee Carr, police department spokesman.

Mother charged with child endangerment involving knife held against head of girl, 3

From Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Jul 8, 2019.

Suspect who took SUV with sleeping child inside Saturday afternoon in Woodbridge eludes police

The victim, a 31-year-old woman, reported to police that she had left her sleeping 2-year-old child in her unsecured, running vehicle just outside a business in the above area. After being in the store briefly, the victim observed her vehicle, a Toyota SUV, being driven away with her child still inside.

Governor signs bills intended to strengthen and stabilize foster care system

Governor Ralph Northam today, March 27, ceremonially signed legislation to improve Virginia’s foster care system. Joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, government officials, and leaders from the business and faith communities, Governor Northam also helped kick off Virginia Fosters, a statewide campaign that empowers Virginians to be the solution for children, families, and workers in the Commonwealth’s child welfare system.

Prince William Public Libraries celebrating milestone of a million books read before kindergarten

This is part of the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program, which encourages parents and their children to read 1,000 books before the children enter school. The program was first introduced in 2015 and continues to be the library system's most popular program.

Westridge Elementary School assembly celebrates African-American history in story and song

Students at Westridge Elementary School in Woodbridge hosted an assembly to celebrate African-American history, where they shared stories and music from many aspects of African-American culture.

Va. Science Museum to have presence in Northern Virginia

Developed in partnership with the Fairfax-based Children’s Science Center, the new regional science center will be an extension of the Science Museum of Virginia

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