July is Purple Ribbon Month in Kern County.

On Tuesday, June 28t h , the Kern County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July as Purple Ribbon Month in

Kern County, in honor of Kaitlyn’s Law. “Kaitlyn’s Law,” passed in 2001, which makes it a citable offense to leave children

under the age of six unattended in a motor vehicle without the supervision of someone at least 12 years of age.

We are encouraging the public to do the following:

● Look before you lock your vehicle

● Never leave children unattended in or around a motor vehicle

● Leave an important item like a purse or key near the child as a reminder.

Already, there have been eight child deaths in the US, in 2022 due to leaving a child in a vehicle.