Victim Services

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ICAC Victim Services

 

IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OR NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL 911.

 

The Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has specialized ICAC Victim Services personnel available to assist victims of technology-facilitated crimes against children.

 

According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, “not only do images and videos of [Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)] document victims’ exploitation and abuse, but when these files are shared across the internet, child victims suffer re-victimization each time the image of their sexual abuse is viewed. In a recent survey led by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, 67% of CSAM survivors said the distribution of their images impacts them differently than the hands-on abuse they suffered because the distribution never ends and the images are permanent.”

 

The ICAC Victim Services team was formed in 2020 to help victims recover and to address these concerns about re-victimization. The team is made up of civilians who work with victims of technology-facilitated crimes against children in Wisconsin to offer support, crisis counseling, and information and referrals to victims, to include assisting with removal of images from the Internet.

 

If you need resources or support, please contact our ICAC Victim Services team at ICACServices@doj.state.wi.us.

 

To report sexually-exploitative images of a child online, visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline: https://report.cybertip.org/

 

Resources & Information

Materials:

ICAC Brochure 
Get Content Removed

 

Additional Resources:

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: The Issues: Child Sexual Abuse Material
         Find information on Child Sexual Abuse Material, victimization, reporting, and more.
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: Get Help Now
         The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has a compiled list of company links to help get CSAM
         removed.
  • Thorn: Stop Sextortion
         Find resources, support, and information about sextortion.
  • Find additional resources and safety information on our Resources & Materials page.

 

If you are looking for information on Victim & Witness Rights, Crime Victim Compensation, or broader Victim Services information beyond ICAC, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Office of Crime Victim Services webpage.