Salem, OR – Local and state officials and community members will gather together to kick-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This kick-off event, hosted by the Marion County Child Abuse Prevention Team, will highlight the part we all play in preventing child abuse and promoting well-being. Following the program, community members and speakers will plant a pinwheel garden to help visualize and honor our most vulnerable citizens.
Nationally, five children die every day from abuse and neglect. In Oregon, there were 11,077 founded cases of abuse and neglect in 2017; of those cases, 1,047 were victims in Marion County.
Everyone has a role to play in making Oregon a safe and healthy place for children and families.
- Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson
- Leaders from Boys & Girls Club, Family Building Blocks, Liberty House, and CASA of Marion County
- Child Abuse Prevention Kick-off Rally\
- April 5, 2019, at 10 a.m.
- Oregon State Capitol Front Steps
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
- Blue Ribbon Tree – Each ribbon represents one of the 11,077 children abused in Oregon.
- Pinwheel Garden – Blue pinwheels serve as a reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.
More information on child abuse awareness month activities and how to combat child abuse: www.parentforthefuture.com.