Troopers host seminar on crimes against kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — About 200 people from across New York state are attending a crimes against children seminar being held at the State Police Academy in Albany.

State police officials say 80 different agencies are represented at the seminar, which has drawn law enforcement officials, social workers, prosecutors and medical professionals.

The seminar, organized by the state police Special Victims Unit, includes expert speakers on a variety of topics including sex trafficking, Internet crimes against children, child psychology and disability awareness.

The seminar began on Monday and wraps up Friday. It’s made possible through funding by the state Office of Children and Family Services. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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