Audrain County Courthouse Decorated Blue For National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

In Audrain County the courthouse is decorated in blue with over 300 pinwheels to help raise awareness.

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Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger says it is important to raise awareness as the juvenile office in Audrain County over the past 3 years have taken 294 children into custody for child abuse and neglect.

During the month of April, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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