WestEd’s Justice and Prevention Research Center (JPRC) is leading an evaluation of training provided to investigators assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC). ICAC coordinates a network of task forces that help 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. Our evaluation is intended to help the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) improve the training of ICAC investigators nationwide and could have a significant impact on reducing sexual exploitation and other predatory crimes against children.
Our team will collaborate with leaders to assess training designs, implementation, outcomes, and costs.