STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER
Celeste Akers (Cq), from left, receptionist, Early Mallow (cq), advocate, and Christy Hathcock (cq), advocate, all from the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County, plant pinwheels outside the Rogers Police Department Monday, April 1, 2013, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Benton County Judge Bob Clinard read a proclamation declaring the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at the 12th annual Step Up for Justice rally at David Peel Park in Bentonville. Natalie Tibbs, assistant director and nurse at the CAC said in 2012, there were 432 confirmed cases of child abuse in Benton County. Each pinwheel represents a child who was victim to abuse. Members with the multi-disciplinary team involved in child abuse investigation in Benton County planted 432 pinwheels outside the Benton County Sheriff's office and police stations in Bentonville, Rogers, Bella Vista, Pea Ridge and Little Flock in honor of each victim.
Published on April 2, 2013