Protectin Kids Focus of Conference

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Thursday, September 27 2007 Sep 27, 2007 Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:54:08 AM CDT September 27, 2007 in News
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MARYLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Professionals who work with child abuse cases are meeting in suburban St. Louis to learn ways to improve their investigations and better safeguard children. The Protect Our Children conference runs through tomorrow. More than 400 people are taking part, including lawyers, police officers, counselors and clergy. Sponsors include U.S attorney's offices for eight judicial districts in five states: Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Speakers include Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke (TELL'-key). He's well-known for his role in the safe return of three children in high-profile kidnapping cases, and stressed the importance of cooperation between agencies. The event aims to educate on the latest investigative practices and ways to work with victims, families and witnesses.

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