The grounds of the Hunt County Courthouse were filled with fields of blue Friday to show support for the victims of child abuse.
April has been proclaimed as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in Hunt County and Friday was Go Blue Day. Hundreds of blue pinwheels and flags were planted on the northeast corner of the courthouse, the pinwheels representing each child served in 2022 by the Hunt County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), and the flags representing each child served last year by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Hunt County.
In 2022, CASA volunteers in Hunt County advocated for 177 children, 100% of those placed into the foster care system in the county.
The Hunt County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) program is the front door for the child abuse investigation process to provide a collaborative response to children impacted by abuse. Every child through the CAC has a chance for their voice to be heard and the healing process to begin. In Last year, CAC staff and volunteers in Hunt County served 737 children.
The flags and pinwheels will remain on the grounds until the end of April.