Wood County investigators uncovered their first meth lab bust several years ago. They didn’t expect to find children in that home. Now many representatives from different disciplines are teaming up to help children exposed to drugs in the home.
More than 200 people from law enforcement and social services and even some teachers made their way to the 7th annual Drug Endangered Children’s conference.
The conference allows ideas to be shared on how to better protect those in harm's way. Organizers say that they are improving efforts to help children but a lot of it happens from action in the community.
Nicola Erb, Community Change Consultant said, “There is hope, resiliency and it really comes from people recognizing these children and then the professionals coming together to help.
A special agent from the Wisconsin Department of Justice says that 30 teams are located in 30 different counties to help children. With a focused attack and a collaborative effort, they hope to push that number to 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin.
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