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First State Cracks Down On Violence Against Children

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DELAWARE - Attorney General Beau Biden announced a new Child Victims Unit, that will bring together a team of prosecutors, criminal investigators, and staff from the department of justice, to focus exclusively on protecting children who are victims of crime.

The group will be led by led by Deputy Attorney General Josette Manning, who has prosecuted a full range of criminal cases, including domestic violence and abuse, sex crimes, homicide, and many other violent crimes that involve child victims.

Director of Development and Communications for Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, Caitlin Olsen, says that Delaware is very serious about protecting their children, and they know that these tragedies happen, but they do not want that to be a part of their state anymore.

"It's also very important that these perpetrators know that we aren't going to take it anymore, the state is very serious about protecting our children."

Olsen says they are working on a Stewards of Children Program, and their goal is to train 35,000 Delawareans on a prevent child abuse program. This includes parents, coaches, teachers, or whoever comes into contact with children, on how to act responsibly and how to know when to report signs of child sexual abuse.

 

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