Portsmouth, Va. -Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court is set to create a “Pinwheels for Prevention Garden” in Festival Park at n’Telos Pavilion in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month.
A dedication ceremony for the garden will be held on Monday, April 4 at 3 p.m.
Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales will dedicate the garden.
A child is abused or neglected every 80 minutes in Virginia, according to the Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court. Since 2012, the court has joined the movement to increase awareness and promote child abuse prevention strategies.
The blue pinwheel is a symbol of the campaign. Pinwheel Gardens are created to make a visual statement of the community’s commitment to protecting children.