PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- When Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts was a child abuse detective, he said he realized the only way to make a difference was for different agencies to work together.
Every year, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office holds a Child Abuse and Family Violence summit. The 14th annual event this year is a three-and-a-half day conference in Portland that brings top experts from the field into one spot to discuss ideas and techniques.
They're also tackling bullying, domestic violence and protecting children from sex offenders.
As part of the summit, an assistant US attorney from Detroit is sharing the abuse he endured as a child at the hands of his soccer coach.
Kevin Mulcahy said these are "crimes of secrecy, crimes of shame and guilt, and that's what the abusers try and play out. That's what happened to me. The shame and guilt of it really weighed on me, and I think that's what they're counting on, what the abuser is counting on."
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. KOIN 6 News is partnering with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on the campaign, "It's OK to Tell."
A $4.5 million federal grant will allow them to keep their salaries and benefits through 2015.
A LifeFlight helicopter crew was unable to respond to this single-vehicle crash on NE Lucia Falls Road Thursday night, citing the weather.
The Oregon Zoo is asking for the public's help to name its new baby river otter.
The freezing rain in the Portland-Vancouver metro area is over, and temperatures should slowly climb to around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.