Gulf Coast Kid's House

Protecting Children: Children And The Courtroom

Continuing our series on April as National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody sat down with a prosecutor who’s been trying such cases for 15 years. Ann Patterson is an Assistant State Attorney in Florida’s First Judicial Circuit, having been in that position since 2004 and housed at Gulf Coast Kids’ House in Pensacola. She tells aspiring prosecutors that it takes a certain kind of personality to handle child abuse cases – including the ability to place a check on...

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