County, local agencies sending team to drug endangered children training
JUNEAU -- The Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children is hosting a three-day training for safety workers in August at the Central Wisconsin Convention Center in Rothschild. The conference addresses emerging issues and best practices for identifying and responding to children endangered by their caregivers using, distributing or manufacturing drugs.
Several Dodge County area agencies will be attending as a team. The County Department of Human Services will be sending six child protection social workers to the training. Joining the social workers will be eight law enforcement officers representing several agencies including three from the Beaver Dam Police Department; two from the Dodge County Sheriff’s office; one from Waupun Police Department; one from Horicon Police Department; and one from the Mayville Police Department. The Dodge County district attorney will accompany the police and social workers at the event.
“I want to thank our local police and social services agencies for making time to attend this important training. The opiate epidemic has caused a tremendous amount of damage in our community. All too often, children are caught in the middle of a family member’s addiction or distribution of drugs,” said Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg. “This training will help bring together the social service, police and prosecution agencies to ensure we are working effectively as a team to protect children from exposure to drug abuse and distribution in their homes.”