Child Advocacy Center holds child trafficking and abuse training

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan organization is fighting against child trafficking and abuse.

That’s why the Child Advocacy Center held a training event Thursday morning at the Wiregrass Museum of Art.

Officers from the Mclennan County Sheriff’s Office came to Dothan to teach mandated reporters and volunteers how to spot children of abuse.

Officer joseph Scaramucci explained why it’s important to learn about this type of abuse.

“You know we train all over the county and I think the most important thing is, I tell people, I can spend a week and I can go out and recover or identify ten trafficking victims. But if I can teach ten people to identify and recover ten victims then our reach has expanded and now we’re dealing with the recovery and identification of a hundred people. So it’s really getting out there and walking through how we can do this to really spread the word and get people focused on it,” Scaramucci said.

The event lasted until 4 p.m.

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