Bibb County plants pinwheels in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the community and state leaders gathered in Bibb County Tuesday in recognition of how far we’ve come. And how far there is to go.
The event, sponsored by the Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center, planted one pinwheel for each child involved in an investigation, said CARAC Executive Director Lauri Cothrin.
In Bibb County, that meant 453 pinwheels.
The county has had the highest number of active child abuse cases in Alabama over the past seven years, Cothrin said.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was there, lending his voice to those who have none.
“It’s a crime we can all unite behind,” Marshall said. “We need to bring awareness and resources to this fight. It is critically important.”
Blue pinwheels planted represent all child abuse victims. White pinwheels were planted by abuse survivors.
“It makes me feel proud that our county has come together and united over the cause of child abuse and that we all see a great need to have this resource in our county to help with children who have been through child abuse situations,” said Bibb County resident Camille Gibson.