Lawrence Police Department invites public to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Lawrence Police Department headquarters, 5100 Overland Drive, is pictured June 28, 2022.

The Lawrence Police Department is inviting members of the public to join it Tuesday as it kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The department will plant a “garden” of bright blue pinwheels in the front lawn of police headquarters, 5100 Overland Drive, as a visual reminder of the scope of the issue. Brief remarks will be given starting at 11 a.m. by Bev Turner, executive director of Children’s Advocacy Center of Douglas County, and LPD Chief Rich Lockhart.

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, an initiative led by Prevent Child Abuse America and its state chapters. This year the theme is “Building A Hopeful Future, Together,” with a focus on on creating a nurturing and supportive environment for children and families.


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