The Crimes Against Children Conference is an annual conference that brings together hundreds of professionals involved in the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child sex trafficking, child abuse imagery and other crimes against children.
The 26th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Presented by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department, the Crimes Against Children Conference (CACC) provides the perfect platform for hundreds of professionals, from around the world, to come together and combine our efforts—sharing ideas, improving intervention strategies, and building on each others’ successes.
Lasting from August 11th-14th, this year’s conference offered practical instruction including multiple workshops and labs, helping us extend our resources and remain on the cutting edge of the prevention of child sex trafficking and child abuse imagery.
Crimes Against Children Conference and Thorn’s Sound Practices Guide
This year, we were excited to not only be attending the Crimes Against Children Conference, but also to present our Sound Practices Guide, getting it into the hands of those who will benefit from it most. Minutes before Claire Schmidt, our Director of Programs, presented the Sound Practices Guide, one of the technology experts in the room requested that someone build an industry best practices guide. With this introduction, she presented the guide, along with several other industry tools available from Thorn, answering questions about other cross-industry data sharing efforts. The request for the guide, and the fact that multiple industry partners collaborated on its production, truly reinforces Thorn’s motivation and objective in making such a document available for technology companies.
The goal of the Sound Practices Guide is to aid technology companies in identifying tools and practices that can help prevent their platforms from being used for child sexual exploitation. It outlines best practices already being deployed across the industry to prevent, identify, report and remove child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation content. Keep an eye out for the latest copy of the Sound Practices Guide, coming soon to wearethorn.org.
We were grateful to spend this year’s conference working with like minded individuals coming together to reduce crimes against children.
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