Sunday, April 22nd

Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month by raising awareness about child abuse and neglect throughout April.

The front lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse will be covered with 458 pinwheels throughout the month of April. Each pinwheel represents one report of Child Abuse and/or Neglect that was received by Jackson County Department of Health & Human Services in 2017.

“Each pinwheel represents an adult who was the voice and an advocate for a child they believed to have been abused or neglected,” said Children and Families Division Manager Dan Williams.

The effort is known as Pinwheels for Prevention. The pinwheels will serve as a month-long reminder that every child deserves a bright future, and that it takes a community of individuals to prevent child abuse.

This month and throughout the year, Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services encourages all individuals and organizations to help prevent child abuse in Jackson County.