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Project Safe Childhood

The Department of Justice is committed to the safety and well-being of our children and has placed a high priority on protecting and combating sexual exploitation of minors.  Created in 2006, Project Safe Childhood (“PSC”) is a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  The purpose of PSC is to create a broad, community based effort to protect our children by developing, fostering, and maintaining meaningful partnerships between federal, state, and local law enforcement as well as non-profit and private entities.  PSC utilizes law enforcement efforts and public awareness to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. 

Our Mission:

  • Protect children from online exploitation and abuse
  • Integrate efforts to investigate and prosecute child exploitation cases
  • Identify and rescue victims
  • Respond to national investigations and programs
  • Provide training to partners
  • Coordinate local public awareness and education campaigns 

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana prosecutes all federal crimes involving children with a particular focus on those who create, download, share, possess, and view child pornography as well as those who seek to exploit children sexually by chatting online or arranging to meet children for sexual encounters.  As part of this effort, this office prosecutes: child pornography related offenses; kidnapping offenses; child prostitution and trafficking offenses; and failure to register as a sex offender.

For further information on this District's PSC effort please contact:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie Flowers
PSC Coordinator

PSC Links and Resources

National Project Safe Childhood

Administration of Children and Family's (ACF) Home Visiting and Health Links

Amber Alert

Child Abuse Library Online (link is external)

Crimes Against Children Research Center (UNH) (link is external)

Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section

FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Section

FBI: Stop Sextortion

iKeepSafe (Faux Paw) (link is external)

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (link is external)

I-SAFE America (link is external)

National Children’s Alliance (link is external)

National Children’s Advocacy Center (link is external)

Office for Victims of Crime

Office for Victims of Crime: Programs to Combat Human Trafficking

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Office of Educational Technology Internet Safety

State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Recent Press Releases