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Tennessee District Attorneys continue to push to protect kids

Published: 8:00 AM, 01/14/2014 Last updated: 8:01 AM, 01/14/2014

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will continue pushing for changes in state laws during the 2014 legislative session to better enable prosecution of serial child abusers and to increase punishment for child neglect.

The district attorneys will also continue seeking legislative approval for additional assistant district attorneys in judicial districts that have seen the largest caseload increases since 2006, when the General Assembly last added new prosecutors.

"In 2014, we will continue our push for stronger laws to protect our kids,"said Jimmy Dunn, District Attorney General for Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, and Grainger Counties.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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