In 2007, the position of Cybercrime Prosecutor was created at the Attorney General's Office, and shortly thereafter, the Internet Crimes Unit (Unit) was established. The Unit is comprised of an Assistant Attorney General and an Investigator. The Unit provides training and investigative assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys. They also provide public awareness and educational programs in order to educate schools, children, parents and the community on emerging technology and its impact on today's youth. Additionally, the Attorney General's Office is an affiliate partner of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), and as part of ICAC, it investigates child exploitation cases.
During October 2010, as part of Child Health Month, the Attorney General's Office launched a newly revised Internet Safety Guide. The guide was sent to Middle School students throughout the State of New Hampshire to educate both parents and students on cyberbullying, social networking, online predators, and the misuse of digital images.
There is information on the Unit's Web site, www.connectwithyourkids.org, about keeping youth safe on the Internet, as well as the Unit's calendar of events, helpful tips, and other resources that are available.
The Internet Crimes Unit may be contacted at:
New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301