DeKalb County DA Unveils Pinwheel Garden for Crime Victims’ Rights and Child Abuse Prevention

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DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston has unveiled a poignant tribute outside the DeKalb County Courthouse in honor of Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

A garden of pinwheels, symbolizing hope and innocence, has been installed, with each pinwheel representing one of the 170,000 children residing in DeKalb County. Joined by members of the DA’s Office’s Sexual Exploitation and Crimes Against Children (SECAC) Unit, victim advocates, and partners from Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, DA Boston spearheaded the initiative.

This initiative goes beyond symbolism. It’s part of a broader campaign to raise awareness about the resources available to families across Georgia and metro Atlanta. The campaign employs various mediums, including billboards, bus shelter posters, yard signs, and community outreach efforts, to spread the word about www.FindHelpGA.org. This website serves as a vital hub, connecting individuals with crucial resources such as financial aid, food assistance, medical care, childcare, job training, and more.

Funding for this crucial project was secured through a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA). This collaborative effort underscores the commitment to supporting and empowering victims of crime and abuse within the community.

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