Prevention with Purpose

by | Mar 28, 2022

Reno, Nev. April 4, 2022. The Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA) is inviting the community to help make Washoe County a beautiful blue throughout April, all in an effort to recognize Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

HSA received 7,283 reports of child abuse and/or neglect and reunified 255 children with their families during Fiscal Year 2021. When suspecting child abuse and/or neglect, please contact Washoe County HSA Child Protective Services at 833-900-SAFE.

“It is important to provide a safe, secure, and healthy community for our county’s youngest citizens,” said HSA Children’s Services Division Director Ryan Gustafson. “We ask everyone to join us in being vigilant, raising awareness, and reporting any suspected child abuse and neglect.”

Hundreds of pinwheels have been planted at various, strategic Washoe County locations. The pinwheels represent the joyful, carefree childhood every kid deserves.

The media is invited anytime to film pinwheels, which are displayed at the following locations:

  • Washoe County Administration Complex, located at 1001 E. 9th St., Reno
  • Washoe County Human Services Agency, located at 350 S. Center St., Reno.
  • District Attorney’s Office (Washoe County Child Advocacy Center)

Learn more about National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

The public is encouraged to post a picture of themselves and their family on their social media accounts wearing blue. Use #Pinwheels4Prevention when posting. Follow Washoe County on Twitter and Facebook.

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