JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center held a ceremony at the Craighead County Courthouse Wednesday to raise awareness for child abuse.
They placed pinwheels on the courthouse lawn.
Executive Director Kristy Nichols said the pinwheels represent victims of abuse and children they helped prevent from being abused.
Nichols said that in an abusive situation, prevention is key.
"We think it is a better thing when we have possibly higher reports made and that we can go in and see if those are substantiated or non-substantiated," Nichols said. "But we know that the parents and adults in the community are looking out for the kids because they are reporting what they see."
Mayor Harold Perrin also attended the ceremony, proclaiming April as child abuse prevention month.
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