Belmont County Commissioners have proclaimed April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month
Officials from the Department of Job and Family Services were on hand on Wednesday and placed colorful plastic pinwheels in a variety of high profile places, including the courthouse steps. Each pinwheel represents one child in Belmont County in the past year who was helped to recover from abuse or neglect.
Commissioner said every child
has the right to grow up safe and protected from abuse - either physical,
sexual or emotional - and neglect.