The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 29, 2013

First child abuse mini-conference comes to Athens Dec. 3-4

By Lora Scripps
lora@athensnews-courier.com

ATHENS — A nationally known retired police chief specializing in child abuse investigations and Internet crimes will be in Athens next week.

Jim Holler, a retired chief of police in Liberty Township, Penn., will be a part of the first child abuse prevention and investigation mini-conference — Protecting Our Children.

The conference, sponsored by Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones and the Athens-Limestone Children’s Advocacy Center, will take place Dec. 3-4 at the Limestone County Event Center at 114 W. Pryor St in Athens.

The goal of the conference is to provide training and education regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse to law enforcement officers, social workers, attorneys, medical providers, clergy, educational professionals and the community. The objective is also to promote a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the issues that impact the community.

Registration is $25.

To find out more, email tracey.sherrill@dhr.alabama.gov, limestonecac@gmail.com, or claire.jones@limestonecountyda.org