Clove Alliance Hosts Conference for Law Enforcement, Community Professionals

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Clove Alliance is hosting a one-day conference, Behind the Screen: Child Exploitation in the Age of the Darknet, for law enforcement and other community professionals. The workshop will be held on Friday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Kankakee Community College.

Online crimes against children have exploded across the United States. This course empowers those attending to help fight online exploitation and cyber-trafficking. Participants will learn:

  • How technology, chat rooms, and Darknet communities have increased the victimization of children and allowed offenders to grow and escape detection.
  • The dangers of social networks, chat rooms, and Darknet communities.
  • Real-world techniques and examples of how online predators groom their victims.
  • How technology is used as a tool for exploitation.

Lunch and PDs/ CEUs will be provided. Training for Law Enforcement professionals has been approved by ILETSB. For more information, email info@clovealliance.org.


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