SAN DIEGO - Duval County residents along with school, city and county officials walked the streets of San Diego on Wednesday to raise awareness of child abuse.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.

People held blue balloons, held banners and wore blue shirts in support of Child Abuse Awareness.

Speakers spoke about the importance of stopping child abuse and how to help the victims. A proclamation was read by San Diego Mayor Sally Lichtenberger at the steps of the San Diego City Hall.

A balloon release was done in memory of the victims of child abuse.