Washoe County Announcement

April means rain showers and plenty of blue pinwheels
April is National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Chris Ciarlo

Reno, Nev. April 5, 2018. The Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA) is proud to support National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month during April by placing thousands of blue pinwheels throughout the community. The pinwheels represent the joyful, carefree life every child deserves.

The media is invited to record video of the pinwheels being placed outside of Greater Nevada Field from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018. Interviews will be available on-site.

HSA opened investigations into 1,950 cases of child abuse and/or neglect during Fiscal Year 2017, which is why the Agency is asking the community to join in the effort to raise awareness by wearing blue clothing or a blue ribbon during the month of April.

“Although HSA works daily to protect children, it takes everyone to make sure Washoe County’s children are safe and secure,” said HSA Director Amber Howell. “We hope this month serves as a reminder to protect our children, raise awareness about child abuse and helps families in need of guidance, support, and recovery.”

Who: Washoe County Human Services Agency raising awareness about National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

What: Video of pinwheels being placed outside and around the Washoe County Administrative Complex.

(Interviews will be available on-site)

When: Friday, April 6, 2018, from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where: Greater Nevada Field at 250 Evans Ave., Reno.

Media Contact: Chris Ciarlo at Cciarlo@washoecounty.us  or 775-337-4500.

 Pinwheels have been or will be placed at the following locations:

  • Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Downtown Reno Library
  • Washoe County District Attorney’s Office at the Mills B. Lane Justice Center
  • Sparks Justice Court
  • Glenn Duncan S.T.E.M Academy
  • Greater Nevada Field
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Click here for more information about National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

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