Regional law enforcement focuses on victim service improvement

At the 2024 Criminal Justice Summit of Northeastern Minnesota held Thursday at the Pike Lake Beach and Golf Club, members of the regional criminal justice system learned what steps to take to help these child victims. 

Caitie Dahl, a forensic investigator with the Zero Abuse Project, spoke at the summit to help attendees understand one type of victim who is very easily overlooked. “There’s just a rich history of not necessarily prioritizing cases involving children because of some perceived inabilities to provide accurate and reliable information,” said Dahl.