Family & Sexual Violence Program
The NCIS Family and Sexual Violence (F&SV) Program originated in 1996 as a Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) in Norfolk, VA. The program later evolved to encompass child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, and adult sexual assault investigations with F&SV dedicated special agents in NCIS field offices worldwide. The F&SV program's primary goal is to prevent and reduce sexual and domestic violence within the Department of the Navy.
Dedicated special agents in NCIS field offices worldwide initiate investigations and operations in cases of:
- child abuse
- child sexual violence
- child pornography
- family/domestic violence
- adult sexual assault
Working with NCIS staff psychologists, the Family and Sexual and Violence program developed the Threat Management Unit (TMU). In addition to supporting investigations, the TMU staff sometimes provides threat management training to other law enforcement agencies anywhere in the world.
NCIS agents are also assigned to Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. There are 61 regional Task Force agencies funded by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The program goal is to enhance investigation responses to offenders who use the Internet or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. More information about the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces can be obtained at http://www.icactraining.org.