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April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month since 1983. Research indicates the majority of child abuse cases result from conditions that can be prevented through community programs, systems, support and interventions. As such, the goal of Child Abuse Prevention Month is to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse. To bring awareness about child abuse prevention, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the Pinwheels for Prevention Program in 2008. The underlying premise of the Pinwheels for Prevention Program is that people respond positively to pinwheels, which represent childlike whimsy and lightheartedness and their vision for a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities. Pinwheels are a reminder that we all play a role in children’s lives. 
PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION: National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The CASA Program staff, along with lots of helpers planted nearly 500 blue pinwheels at Family Court on Friday, April 16th at noon.
The pinwheels are reminders of uplifting childhoods and bright futures that all children deserve. Our helpers included: numerous Dependency Court Judges: Frank Sullivan, Margaret Pickard and Stephanie Charter, Hearing Master Adriana White, Court Executive Officer, Steve Grierson, Assistant Court Administrator, DeNeese Parker, and other Court Administration staff. Additional helpers included: Executive Directors of Nevada CASA Association and the CASA Foundation, as well as CASA volunteers and various community partners, including Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Department of Family Services, foster parents, and University Medical Center.  

We are grateful for all of your efforts as a CASA volunteer and wanted to say thank you! The CASA Program staff put together a special gift bag just for the CASA volunteers. These items are compliments of the CASA Foundation.

We enjoyed seeing each of you who stopped by the CASA office. Everyone wore a mask, (except during picture taking) and everyone remained socially distanced.


May 1-2, more than 1,200 CASA and GAL supporters nationwide will be joining together virtually for Walk. Run. Thrive. There’s still time to sign up to join us. We are excited about the enthusiasm for this event and the potential it has to raise awareness for all CASA/GAL programs. For more information, click here.

Are you interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer assigned to advocate for the best interest of a child in foster care? We need your help! Free informational meetings are scheduled four times every month.