The Kaua‘i Police Department held a pinwheel garden planting ceremony April 25 in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, according to a County of Kaua‘i news release.

“Kaua‘i police stands together with our community to speak out against child abuse,” KPD Deputy Chief Michael Contrades said. “I’d like to thank and acknowledge all of our community- and county-partners for the positive relationships we continue to build as we work towards a common goal to bring an end to violence and abuse on our island. We are raising awareness for these important issues, and hope that it will affect change not just during the month of April but every day of the year.”

At the ceremony, KPD along with Girls Scouts Kaua‘i planted more than 200 blue pinwheels in the courtyard of Ka Hale Maka‘i o Kaua‘i, Police Headquarters in Līhu‘e.

Through the national “Pinwheels for Prevention” program, the blue pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention as it serves as a reminder of the great childhoods all children deserve.

To learn more about Pinwheels for Prevention, visit preventchildabuse.org.