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Every year, the month of April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Local agencies dedicated to children’s safety join together each year as the Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of Greater Williamsburg to help raise awareness of child abuse while providing the community with easy tips for prevention.As part of the Coalition’s effort to spread awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month, pinwheel gardens were planted all over James City County and the City of Williamsburg. The pinwheel gardens serve as a visual reminder that all children deserve a healthy, happy and carefree childhood free from abuse and neglect. Most of the pinwheel gardens are made of 38 pinwheels to represent the 38 children who died in Virginia as a result of abuse or neglect in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.You can find pinwheel gardens in the following locations:
Members of the 2018 Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of Greater Williamsburg include:
For more information about child abuse or neglect, visit the Prevent Child Abuse Virginia website.To report suspected child abuse or neglect please call:
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