The City Attorney's Office Victims' Rights Program hosts an annual Children's Flower Garden Event in partnership with the Casa Grande Elementary School District.
The flower garden is planted every year to remember children who have been victims of abuse. Each year, more than 4 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States. According to American SPCC, approximately one in four children experience child abuse or neglect in their lifetime. They suffer from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. 50% of abused children are younger than 3 years old. The highest rate of child abuse is in babies less than one year of age. 68% of all child fatalities are younger than 3 years old. We need to educate our children, families, and the community about Child Abuse and Domestic Violence and stop this abuse against our children.
Gardening is a wonderful way to give children an opportunity to explore and learn about nature. It teaches them self-confidence and responsibility and is a great way to acknowledge the important work they are doing to help children who have been victimized.