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Pinwheels for Prevention

Date: March 30, 2015 Categories: Blog

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Jefferson CAC will be participating in events all month to commemorate the occasion. We invite you to do the same. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts will share a variety of events available in Jefferson Parish.


One national initiative, in which we will be participating, is Pinwheels for Prevention. As one might guess, this involves creating a Pinwheel Garden in an area that has been set aside and filled with pinwheels, the official symbol of child abuse awareness. Signs will be posted in the gardens, explaining their purpose.


The Jefferson CAC will provide free pinwheels and help planting gardens to organizations that contacted us during the month of March to sign up for a Pinwheel Garden. For organizations that did not contact us previously, but would like to install a Pinwheel Garden, they may call the CAC and receive information for how they can order their own pinwheels.


This year, April will see the creation of Pinwheel Gardens in the following Jefferson Parish locations:

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

Harahan Police Department

Gretna Police Department

Jefferson Parish First Parish Court

Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court

Kenner Police Department

Westwego Police Department

Yenni Building

Jefferson Parish Government Building

Rivarde Detention Center