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Elizabeth Smart to speak at conference on child abuse and family violence

Two decades ago, children who became crime victims didn’t have an inviting place to talk about what they’d endured.

They were brought to a police station, sat down in an interrogation room and often felt frightened in an unfamiliar place, said Trina Taylor, associate director of Prevent Child Abuse Utah.

Today, a new environment exists for child victims in Utah. Eighteen children’s justice centers exist around the state, all equipped with child-friendly tools to help put children at ease as they’re interviewed about abuse.

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