The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Victim advocates are the lifeline for survivors of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) navigating the criminal justice system. The complex trauma of the crime and the complicated system of victim notification and restitution can challenge even the most experienced victim advocates. NCMEC works with victim advocates each day to help answer questions like: “What if they ask me how often their images are traded? What if they need more long-term help than we can offer? How can they find a lawyer to help? What are the resources and tools to help survivors of CSAM and their families?” This workshop will highlight the important considerations all victim specialists need to know before working with survivors of CSAM. In addition, participants will learn how to obtain vital case information from NCMEC, learn about removing videos and images from the internet, locate specialized counseling and legal assistance and hear tips from survivors on how to approach these cases for the best possible long-term support and success.
Learn how NCMEC can provide CSAM case information to victim advocates prior to their meeting with the survivor or family.
Highlight NCMEC resources for survivors of CSAM such as content removal, peer and emotional support, and legal assistance.
Share insights from survivors of CSAM about their experiences working with victim advocates.