Fitzpatrick Focused on Ending Child Abuse

Apr 4, 2013 Issues: Health
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (center) alongside (from left to right) Asst. Bucks County D.A. Matt Weintraub; Kareem Azfal- Zubaida Foundation; NOVA Exec. Dir Barbara Clark; Nancy Morgan- Bucks Co. Children and Youth; and the CB South Girls Lacrosse team
Fitzpatrick Focused on Ending Child Abuse


WARRINGTON, PA - Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) joined victim’s advocate groups along with community leaders in recognizing over 800 adults in Bucks County who have protected children from abuse.

Wednesday, alongside leaders from both the Network of Victim’s Assistance (NOVA) and the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (BCCAC), Congressman Fitzpatrick joined in planting 803 pinwheels along Old York Road in Warrington as part of NOVA’s “Pinwheels for Prevention” event.

“While April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, putting an end to child abuse is a 365-day-a-year duty,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick.

“The planting of 803 pinwheels raises awareness of the 803 Bucks County children protected from abuse because a caring adult chose to take a stand and did the right thing,” continued Fitzpatrick. “NOVA’s Pinwheels for Prevention reminds us all that we can and must make a difference.”    

The event, held at the Hartsville Fire Department, drew supporters including event co- sponsor Kareem Azfal of the Zubaida Foundation; Barbara Clark, Executive Director of NOVA; Leslie Slingsby, Director of Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center; Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub; Nancy Morgan from Bucks County Children and Youth; members of the Central Bucks South Girls Lacrosse team.

Congressman Fitzpatrick, a member of the bipartisan Victims’ Rights Caucus in the House, is at the forefront of child abuse prevention and victim’s issues.

He supported several Victims’ Right measures including support for the Victims of Crime Act which provides increased funding for victims of child abuse and other victims of crime. Fitzpatrick is also a co-signer on a letter urging Congress to increase funding for the Victims of Child Abuse Act.