This Special Victims Unit is responsible for the effective investigation and successful prosecution of crimes committed against child victims of sexual and physical abuse as well as sexual crimes committed against adults. These uniquely trained detectives conduct investigations in tandem with the municipal police departments, as well as the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), which include forensic interviewing of young victims, interviewing of witnesses and suspects, as well as the collection of evidence relevant to the case.
In addition to the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of sex offenders, the unit also takes special measures to ensure that the unique needs of victims in these cases are met through the ongoing monitoring of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). The team is comprised of representatives from law enforcement, the DCPP, as well as the mental health and medical fields, and meets on a bi-monthly basis.
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