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Violent Crimes Against Children


It’s nearly unthinkable, but every year thousands of children become victims of crime—whether it’s through kidnappings, violent attacks, sexual abuse, or online predators.

The mission of our Violent Crimes Against Children program is threefold: first, to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; second, to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and third, to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.

Our strategy involves using multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to investigate and prosecute crimes that cross legal, geographical, and jurisdictional boundaries; promoting and enhancing interagency sharing of intelligence, specialized skills, and services; and widely offering our victim/witness services. All for the express purpose of protecting our nation’s greatest asset—our children.

In Depth

Initiatives & Background
- Overview and History of Online Child
  Pornography/Sexual Exploitation Cases

- International Task Force
- Operation Rescue Me/Endangered Child
  Alert Program (ECAP)

Programs & Resources
- Child Abduction Rapid Deployment

- Family Child Abductions

- Non-Family Child Abductions
- Combating Child Prostitution (Innocence

- Federal Statutes
- News and Stories

Report a Missing Child/Exploitation
- Use the Cyber Tip Line or call 1-800-THE-LOST
- Contact the Child Exploitation Task Force
   Officer at Your Local FBI Field Office
- Contact the State Department Regarding
   International Parental Child Abductions

- Submit a Tip Online

Protect Your Children
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- National Sex Offender Registry
- Keep Safe on Social Networking Sites
- Project Safe Childhood
- Stop Cyberbullying
- NetSmartz Workshops for Parents and Kids
- Other Online Safety Sites for Kids

- FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
- Child ID Kits | Child ID App