CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Nearly 300 professionals who work in various fields to protect West Virginia's children from sexual and physical abuse are gathering in Charleston to learn about the latest tools and trends.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin delivers opening remarks today at the Children's Justice Task Force Crimes Against Children Conference at the Charleston Civic Center. The event began Thursday.
The task force includes members of law enforcement and judiciary, as well as defense attorneys, prosecutors, child advocates, health and mental health professionals, child protection services workers and parent groups.
The conference offers the latest information on the investigation, treatment and resolution of child abuse cases. That includes updates on prosecution, research and medical treatment.