A ceremony to promote awareness of child abuse is planned next week in Franklin.
The Johnson County Department of Child Services is taking part in National Child Abuse Prevention Month by placing pinwheels on the front lawn of its office. The pinwheels represent the importance of providing children with safe homes and reporting incidents of abuse and neglect, according to a news release.
When a case is opened by the department of child services, those children have often already been a victim of abuse, department of child services director for Johnson County Traci Eggleston said in the release. The county office currently has 121 local children involved in cases, the release said.