Project Safe Childhood
In May, 2006 the Department of Justice announced Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a new initiative to reduce the number of children victimized by sex crimes involving the Internet. PSC targets child pornography crimes and Internet enticement of children using a three-pronged approach. First, the Project encourages collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecutors to increase the number of cases investigated and prosecuted and to maximize the resources available for identifying and helping victims. Second, it supports training of law enforcement officers to increase their ability to investigate these technically and factually difficult cases. Third, it encourages public education and outreach, including Internet safety training for school-age children and their parents. AUSA Michael P. Norris serves as PSC Coordinator for the District of Nebraska.