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Posted on: March 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] County to host first Pinwheels for Prevention® event to help stop child abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (VGAL) Program is making sure the community is aware by hosting its first Pinwheels for Prevention® event Tuesday, April 7 at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett.
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick is scheduled to deliver a proclamation at noon outside the juvenile justice center at 2801 10th Street in Everett. Other honored speakers include Snohomish County deputy prosecuting attorney and the 2015 recipient of the Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth award, Adam Cornell, along with advocates familiar with the dependency court system.
Following the brief program there will be a reception and “planting” of 400 pinwheels, representing the number of abused and neglected children in the court system currently in need a VGAL to represent them in the dependency process.

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