New protocols to help abused and neglected children to be signed tonight

Authorities in Bay and Saginaw Counties are signing a new protocol Thursday night allowing them to better serve victims of child abuse and neglect.

The Child Abuse and Neglect Council, or CAN Council, has rewritten and updated the practices for dealing with child abuse and neglect at all levels.

The CAN Council offers an array of service to help children and families dealing with abuse and neglect.


Cynthia Morley is with the council.

“We offer those services to help through prevention and intervention and also advocacy to help our families and children,” Morley said.

Renewing the protocols allows advocates to re-visit the protocols, updating and adding to them.

Notably, Saginaw County workers are now able to tape interviews with victims and use those tapes in court.

Since 1999 the CAN Council has helped more than six thousand children.

More information about the CAN Council can be found at

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