Keep Kids Safe
The Keep Kids Safe license plate comes out in October. Sales of the plate will generate revenue for child abuse prevention efforts across Oregon's 36 counties. Developed and led by a citizen grassroots effort in collaboration with the Deschutes County Children & Families Commission, State Representatives Gene Whisnant and Debbie Boone, the coalition of local Children & Families Commissions, and the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon, the license plate is a response to the dramatic child abuse statistics in Oregon. More than 11,000 Oregon children were confirmed victims of abuse in 2010 or the equivalent of more than 170 school buses full of children. Nearly half of these children were under the age of six.