ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke will host a statewide conference for court-appointed special advocates next week.
The 11th biennial conference is titled "A Partnership for Kids." It's scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
Court-appointed special advocates advocate for children in abuse and neglect cases, and other cases where they need services.
The Department of Criminal Justice Services says there are more than 1,400 specially trained volunteers and 27 programs in Virginia.
The department is co-hosting the conference with the Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia.
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