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A.G. Van Hollen to Speak to Internet Crimes Against Children Investigators at Specialized Training to Assist with Vicarious Trauma


MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are sponsoring a training focused on those in law enforcement who work on sensitive crimes, including investigations of crimes against children, and the potential impact of this difficult work.


Wednesday, December 2

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Training Academy

9225 S. 68th Street


9:30 to 9:55 (Media Availability)

The training will include:

  • A discussion on the history of the FBI's Undercover Safeguard Unit and The Safeguard Process.
  • Stressors, Burnout "Compassion Fatigue" and Vicarious Trauma Associated With the Investigation of Crimes Against Children.
  • Supervisory Roles in the Recognition of Stressors Demonstrated by Employees in Their Command
  • Warning Signs of Distress, Solutions to Consider, Supervisory Responsibility, Discussion of Peer Support. 

The training will focus on assisting investigators and supervisors to identify and manage personal stressors and impacts related to routine work on sensitive crimes and Internet Crimes Against Children. 


Due to the sensitivity and nature of the training, sessions will not be open to the media. However, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Special Agent Jenniffer Price, an agent that specializes in Internet Crimes Against Children investigations, will be available for interviews from 9:30 a.m. to 9:55 am at the training location indicated above. 


Special Agent Jenniffer Price has been in law enforcement for over twelve years.  She began her law enforcement career as a police officer for the Wausau Police Department and has been with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for the past ten years.  Special Agent Price was assigned to the DCI - Narcotics Bureau for nearly six years, and for the past four and one half years, Special Agent Price been assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.   


Special Agent Price has received over 325 hours of specialized training in the investigations of crimes against children, including child abductions, child fatalities, forensic interviews of children, sexual assault and abuse of a child, child enticement, electronic computer evidence, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography, and exposure of a child to harmful materials or narration.   Special Agent Price has also provided educational training to thousands of law enforcement officers, teachers, social workers, counselors, parents and students throughout the state of Wisconsin.