Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the proliferation of technology- facilitated sexual exploitation of children, utilizes federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.
PSN has established effective task forces in the central New Mexico city of Albuquerque and the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces.
The Victim-Witness Assistance Unit (“VW Unit”) provides assistance to victims and witnesses of crime while they are involved with the federal criminal justice system.
The District of New Mexico is fortunate to be home to a substantial Native American presence. The District of New Mexico, which is contiguous with the State of New Mexico, is home to 22 Native American communities- nineteen pueblos: Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Kewa, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos, Tesuque, Zuni and Zia; two Apache tribes: Jicarilla and Mescalero; and the Navajo Nation.