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Project VIC: Identifying & Rescuing Children from Sexual Exploitation

ADF Partner - Project VICADF Partner:  Project VIC is s coalition of law enforcement and private sector partners acting as champions to transform the approach to child exploitation investigations. ADF embeds Project VIC technology to allow law enforcement to rescue child victims, apprehend offenders and secure crime scenes.

Project VIC has created an ecosystem of shared and standardized technologies specifically chosen to combat crimes involving massive amounts of images and video. Project VIC enables agencies to leverage aggregate data, technologies and innovation for:

Most of these technologies carry with them a payload of data needed to go to their respective repositories. The data are processed using the Project VIC Cloud and redistributed back to the greater community working on crimes against children. Every day, the Project VIC Cloud is securely processing and combining millions of data signatures related to images and videos that are being seized from the field.

The Project VIC database / data model, known as VICS, has become a standardized model for exchanging information from tools and services specializing in this fight against child abuse and CSAM.

ADF leverages Project VIC, Project VIC UK and CAID hashsets with builtin functionality in both:

Learn to Add Project VIC Hashes to a Search Profile

Project VIC Puts Victims First. That’s the message that Richard W. Brown, the CEO of Project VIC International shares about how and why he helped found the non-profit organization which helps law enforcement agencies around the world fight child exploitation.

After 25 years with the New Jersey State Police, Rich has been at the front lines of helping redefine the way law enforcement looks at the justice system. “Law enforcement has traditionally been offender-focused” Rich says. “One of our taglines is victim first; We were able to make some changes with the Department of Justice in how they collected information to make it victim-focused rather than stats-oriented. Now the questions being asked are ‘How many victims did you save?’ rather than ‘How many suspects did you arrest?’. Between that and ‘no victim left in the evidence room’, that’s how we talk.” Read the interview with Rich


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