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YSB awarded Child Safety Program funding

Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016

Youth Services Bureau (YSB) announced Monday, July 11, it was chosen as a recipient to receive $4,000 in state and federal grant funding for Child Passenger Safety Programs. Grant funding is awarded through the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

“Increasing child passenger safety is a primary goal of ours,” said Ira Bencun, On Your Way Up coordinator. “Statistics show the leading cause of death for children ages one to 13 is automobile accidents. This is why it is so important we ensure children are properly buckled and within the right car seat, and I want to thank ICJI for their support.”

Child safety grants are awarded to non-profit organizations to help fund training and the collection of car seats and supplies. In total ICJI has awarded nearly $290,000 to 55 organizations. In 2015 ICJI awarded $145,000 to 50 organizations.

The Youth Services Bureau would also like to remind parents, guardians and caretakers, that they offer free child seat inspection, and are available to answer any questions pertaining to child car seats. Free car seat inspections can be made by contacting the YSB at (260) 356-9681 or email i.bencun@ysbofhuntigntonco.org to schedule an appointment. In 2015 over 40 free inspections were completed.

For more information about Indiana’s child passenger seat law or questions about age appropriate child car seats please contact the YSB or visit: http://www.in.gov/cji/2383.htm. For a complete list of child seat inspection stations offered across the state and available throughout the year, broken down by county, visit: http://www.childseat.in.gov.