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Albany Tech Hosts Awareness Conference

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Mary Martinez Executive Director of the Lilly Pad Center Mary Martinez Executive Director of the Lilly Pad Center
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Tech and the Lily Pad Center are working together to help prevent Child Abuse.

Albany's Lily Pad Center is using Crime Victims Right Week to help prevent child abuse.

The center hosted a two-day conference on child abuse prevention at Albany Tech this week.

Students, faculty members and others in the community offered their thoughts on what can be done to reduce the number of child abuse cases.

The director of the Lily Pad Center says a direct talk on such a difficult subject is what is needed.

"So far it's been excellent, we've had a lot of really good groups discussion and a lot of community members and leaders to be able to talk frankly to what this community needs," said Mary Martinez, Executive Director of the Lilly Pad.

The Lilly Pad Center is hosting a candlelight vigil at the Veterans Park Amphitheater at 7pm Thursday evening.

 

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