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Category 4: Officer Wellness

Award Information

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Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $500,000)

This program is funded under the authority of the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008, (P.L. 110-401, 42 USC 17601, et seq.)(The PROTECT Act). This project will develop and deliver training to assist law enforcement, policy agency command staff, prosecutors, and mental health professionals in identifying and managing vicarious trauma due to long-term and repeated exposure to child exploitation images as part of their work responsibilities.

The Innocent Justice Foundation (TIJF) will implement officer wellness training for the ICAC Task Force Program. The training will assist task force members and police agency command staff understand, manage and address the impact of repeated exposure to child sexual abuse images (CSAI) and materials. The focus will be on promoting officer mental health and well-being. TIJF will provide individual, case Study and managerial trainings for ICAC task force members and other exposed individuals through 12 regional trainings and two national conference presentations; provide four regional trainings for judges and judicial staff regarding the impact of exposure to CSAI; conduct specialized mental health professional outreach, education and mentoring through presenting at three national mental health conferences; and implement a family/social support curriculum for task forces. In addition, TIJF will develop and maintain online resources and webinars for task force members. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2016