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City of Carbondale
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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
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Coats for Kids Program Drive
The City of Carbondale Police Department has partnered with the Athletics Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale this holiday season to collect NEW coats for boys and girls, ages 1-8 in Carbondale.   Read More »

Missing Runaway Juvenile Located
On 11-22-2017 officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department received a report of a runaway/missing person. Officers learned that 16 year old Dylan C. Cavins, was last seen in the 1000 block of East Park Street on 11-22-2017 at about 2:10 p.m.   Read More »

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What’s with the Blue Kids?

What’s with the Blue Kids?

The City of Carbondale Police Department is proud to be a sponsor of a “Blue Kid.”  The “Blue Kids” are new to this area; however, they have been utilized in various locations throughout the nation for several years.  The Blue Ribbon campaign began in 1989 as one woman’s tribute to her grandson.  She tied a blue ribbon on her car antenna to symbolize his bruises after he died at the hands of his mother’s abusive partner.  In addition to Child Abuse Awareness, the Blue Ribbon Campaign also focuses on educating individuals and groups on how to better protect children in their community from the horrors of child abuse.  Similarly, the Blue Kids symbolize abused and neglected children and are used throughout the month of April to bring attention to child abuse and neglect.

It is important for the community to realize the role they play in preventing child abuse and neglect.  When people begin to ask the question, “What are those blue kids that I am seeing everywhere?” please help tell their story by letting them know a “blue kid” gives us the opportunity to raise awareness and to educate the community on the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.


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