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Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC)

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Virginia State Police (VSP) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the “Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC)”.  IPC is an evidence-based curriculum developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety to educate law enforcement officers on identifying missing, exploited, or at-risk children. There will be an emphasis on identifying situations where children are being sexually exploited.

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand what sexual exploitation and sex trafficking are;
  • Identify research-supported indicators of an endangered and/or exploited child;
  • Understand behavioral patterns of both suspects and victims;
  • Understand the effects of trauma on juvenile victims and how to interact with juvenile victims using trauma-informed practices;
  • Assist the juvenile by understanding the available resources and reporting protocols in Virginia.

Who should attend?

This training is only for sworn law enforcement officers.

Partial In-Service Credit

This course has been approved for Partial In-Service Credit (PIC).

Travel, Lodging, and Meals

Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals. DCJS will provide participants with information for a group hotel rate prior to their training session.

Training Time and Details

Check In will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the course will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day.

Cost and Registration

There is no cost to attend this training. Pre-registration is required.

Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

PLEASE NOTE: The address of each training location and complete details about the training will be sent to confirmed participants via email.