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Teleconference Addresses Neglected and Abused Children

BOONE—A national teleconference on the juvenile court system will be broadcast Feb. 10 on local cable Channel 76 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The two-hour teleconference “Model Court Practices in Abuse and Neglect Cases” is sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Department of Political Science/Criminal Justice.

It will be of particular interest to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, guardians ad litem, court appointed special advocates, child welfare professionals and others interested in the welfare of abused and neglected children.

It is presented by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Eastern Kentucky University Training Resource Center.

On any given day in America, more than 520,000 children are living in foster care and as many as 60 percent of children who outgrow the foster care system end up homeless.