RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Families of young murder victims are using their painful experiences to protect kids from other child predators.
They are gathering in Rancho Cordova at a weekend summit with many other child advocacy groups.
The group includes Mark and Cindy Sconce, whose 12-year-old daughter Courtney was kidnapped from her Rancho Cordova neighborhood, raped and murdered 12 years ago.
Her parents stress how important it is to communicate with your kids and to teach them how to prevent themselves from becoming victims.
"I think people need to train their kids on what to do," Mark said. "If someone pulls up in a car and points a gun, you've got to tell your kids what they can do."
"There's a little piece of your heart missing every single day," Cindy explained. "Some things will come to mind and you just stop and your whole world stops."
Courtney's killer Justin Weinberger is serving life without parole for her murder.