Thursday, December 6, 2012

CCJS Event: NCMEC Presentation

A representative from the Exploited Children Division at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be presenting to students regarding their program and pursuing a career at NCMEC upon graduation. The event will take place from 1:30PM to 3:30PM next Wednesday, 12 December 2012 in Taliaferro Hall room 1101.

The Exploited Children Division at NCMEC is comprised of two units, the CyberTipline and the Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP). Both units assist law enforcement throughout the world in investigations of child sexual exploitation. The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for law enforcement, the public, and electronic service providers to report crimes against children. Those reports are then analyzed by CyberTipline staff, who are seeking information regarding jurisdiction of offense, so that the appropriate law enforcement agency can be notified for further investigation. The Child Victim Identification Program has a dual mission: (1) to help prosecutors get convictions by proving that a real child is depicted in child pornography images; and (2) to assist law enforcement in locating unidentified child victims.

For any students working towards a Masters degree, NCMEC also offers internship opportunities throughout the year in all of our divisions, including the Missing Children’s Division, Case Analysis Division, Exploited Children’s Division, and several others. Students with majors in fields such as Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, and other Behavioral and Social Sciences are all encouraged to attend.