The Office of the Attorney General has consistently prioritized education and community outreach efforts to protect Florida's Children. In 2005, Attorney General Charlie Crist established a Child Predator CyberCrime Unit to expand programs to further safeguard children from predatory criminals. The Unit includes law enforcement investigators and prosecutors whose primary mission is to target child predators, child pornography, and Internet-based sexual exploitation of children.
The Child Predator CyberCrime Unit is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting any crime perpetrated or substantially facilitated using a computer, the Internet, digital media, cellular phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), or any other electronic device. The investigators and the prosecutors in the Unit are specially trained in current technologies, tactics, and the law, and share their expertise through educational programs and community awareness efforts.
Through the Child Predator CyberCrime Unit, the Attorney General encourages extensive cooperative efforts with federal and state prosecutors, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the NetSmartz Workshop, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), other Attorneys General, and all Florida law enforcement agencies.