CASA sets up large display next to courthouse for Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention month
RAPID CITY, S.D. — April is Child Abuse and Prevention Awareness month and a display next to the Pennington County Courthouse is drawing attention to the cause.
Four hundred and seventeen blue pinwheels have been planted on the lawn next to the courthouse. Each of the pinwheels represents a child currently in foster care in Pennington, Custer, and Fall River counties. The display was set up by the Seventh Circuit CASA and community volunteers to draw attention to the issue of child abuse.
The hope is that the large representation motivates individuals to stand up for children.
“I want people to think about what could I do to help make sure that this childhood is safe and happy and that they get to grow up and a happy functional contributor,” Executive Director of Seventh Circuit CASA, Kehala Two Bulls said.
CASA, or court-appointed special advocates for children, encourages people to consider volunteering to become an advocate. For more information on how to become an advocate visit rapidcitycasa.org.