The efforts of Penny Pinsker, the Director of WWOR-TV, UPN-9 Community Affairs and Special Projects, on behalf of children serve as an excellent example of successful collaboration between public and private sectors to promote public awareness of the problem of child abuse and neglect and to demonstrate the ways individuals and communities can work together to nurture and protect children. As a member of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) Board of Trustees, she has advocated for legislation and policies to protect and expand the rights of children. Ms. Pinsker has used her extensive media experience and position to create public education campaigns and materials for parents and the community. In her capacity as the executive producer of programming for WWOR-TV, she has been responsible for award-winning programs informing the public about the needs of children and also has authored the popular WWOR-TV resource directories: "Missing Children," "Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse," and "Sexual Abuse of Children." Ms. Pinsker's appointment to the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect has provided a vital role in securing television air time for public service announcements developed by the Task Force. Under Ms. Pinsker's leadership, the Task Force Communication Subcommittee, in cooperation with the New Jersey Parent Teachers Association, developed an annual statewide poster contest for children in kindergarten through sixth grade designed around a theme to help build self-esteem and positive relationships. Ms. Pinsker currently is developing a new public awareness campaign: "A Person Who Cares Can Prevent Child Abuse." An outstanding advocate for children, Penny Pinsker provides a vital link to television and print media, which has proven to be a valuable resource in fulfilling our mission to educate the public about the needs of children and families as well as the responsibility of government and individuals to nurture and protect all children.