JPRC to Lead Evaluation of Critical Training for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program
The JPRC is recipient of a significant award from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to evaluate training provided to police investigators assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC).
ICAC coordinates a network of task forces that help state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide investigate and prosecute crimes involving children, particularly crimes of sexual exploitation. ICAC supports include forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education. Over the course of four years, the evaluation will assess the quality of ICAC training design and materials, the quality of ICAC training implementation, outcomes associated with ICAC training participation, and the costs and benefits associated with ICAC training.
JPRC Director, Anthony Petrosino, will serve as Principal Investigator on the project and is joined by Ashley Boal, Senior Research Associate for WestEd’s JPRC, and Dr. Kyung-shick Choi, Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University. You can learn more about this important work through WestEd’s press release on the project.