ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of law enforcement officers from across the state met in Albany Thursday, to protect children.
Officers and child protection workers discussed cases they have seen, and proposed laws to fight child abuse that state legislators are looking at.
Child advocates say this event has helped the child abuse problem in South Georgia.
Lily Pad Executive Director Mary Martinez said "Talking about it. Recognizing it's a problem. Knowing that we may be that only child's savior. I think people are willing to do it. More so now than they ever have before."
April is child abuse prevention month, and the Lily Pad says this forum helps law enforcement prevent it in the community.