5,700 to Attend DCAC Crimes Against Children Virtual Conference – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth | #childabuse | #children | #kids

Monday, The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) will
host its 32nd annual Crimes Against Children Conference.

“For the first time virtual,” DCAC President and CEO Lynn
Davis explained.

The conference will feature 100 seminars tackling issues
that are seen worldwide.

“How to properly investigate child abuse cases. How to properly
investigate human trafficking cases. How to prosecute the cases,” Davis said. “This
year we already have 5,700 people signed up for the seminar.”

Attendees are from around the world and are looking for tools to help fight crimes against children.

“We have the FBI. We have Homeland Security. We have the Marshall’s Service but also have all the local police departments from around the country and statewide organizations,” Davis said.

The internationally recognized conference provides practical and
interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping
children heal. They will present this year’s conference digitally – the same
medium predators are using to exploit children.

“Perpetrators out there are finding more and more and more ways of contacting these children, through their gaming units, through their telephones through any device that they have,” Davis said.

The keynote speaker is a North Texas police officer.

“He was abused as a child and now is an investigator with
the Mesquite Police Department with the child abuse unit,” Davis said. “His
story is a fantastic story of resiliency and how he’s pulled himself out of the
depths of the horror that was his life as a child and has moved on.”

Parents in need of support can call the National Parent Helpline
at 1-855-427-2736

Citizens can also report abuse and neglect at 1-800-252-5400.

For more information on DCAC click HERE.

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