Congressional staff from both the House and Senate attended SEARCH briefings held March 11 on Capitol Hill to learn more about criminal history records and their use for noncriminal justice and civil purposes.
The briefing held in the House of Representatives was hosted by the House Judiciary Committee and in the Senate, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) was the honorary co-host. Three SEARCH governor-appointees to the SEARCH Membership, SEARCH staff, and two FBI officials participated in the panel sessions.
As a training partner for the national ICAC Task Force Program, SEARCH staff is presenting at four regional law enforcement training events in 2014, which are geared to law enforcement and social services professionals who work to protect children from online exploitation.
Each three-day training event consists of lecture tracks and hands-on computer laboratory workshops. SEARCH High-Tech Crime Training Services staff has helped to develop training curriculum for these events and will deliver lectures and workshops at all four locations.