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  • Governor Cuomo announces new online training for law enforcement to enhance investigation of child abuse cases

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of an online training course for law enforcement officials designed to improve the initial response to child abuse allegations. The training is aimed to help officers better identity, understand and investigate child abuse causes to enhance prosecution and reduce trauma to victims. The free online training is developed by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services in conjunction with the New York State Children’s Alliance, and is being offered to reach as many officers as possible across the state.

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  • New partnership to provide equipment, training for law enforcement to assist in missing child searches

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a partnership between New York State and Project Lifesaver International to provide life-saving equipment and training for 50 law enforcement agencies to assist in missing child searches.

    The state will provide agencies with nearly 600 Project Lifesaver tracking devices at no cost for use on children under 18 who may have autism, Down syndrome or another type of cognitive impairment that puts them at risk for wandering or becoming lost. The transmitters, which are worn on the wrist or ankle, emit a tracking signal that allows a child to be located quickly after going missing.

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  • New York State launches #CombatHeroin campaign

    New York State’s  #CombatHeroin website – http://combatheroin.ny.gov – provides help and resources for parents, adults and young people who are seeking help and information about this growing  epidemic.

    The site includes information about warning signs of heroin and opioid abuse and misuse, access to state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services treatment providers, and guidance to help parents talk to their children and health care professionals talk with their patients. It also includes links to four public service announcements and video messages from New Yorkers talking about the impact of heroin and other opioids on their lives.

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  • Scam Alert: Individuals acting as bill collectors claiming to be from Criminal Justice Legal Services/affiliated with DCJS

    The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has been made aware of telephone scams in which individuals claim to be affiliated with DCJS. People living in Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada and Ohio have reported receiving such calls. DCJS is in no way affiliated with these individuals and does not collect loans or otherwise seek to obtain or recover payments from people. If you receive such a call, please contact your local law enforcement agency to make them aware of the matter.

  • Governor Cuomo announces more than $14 million to help prosecutors target tax and public benefits fraud

    Governor Cuomo announces more than $14 million in grant funding to help local prosecutors investigate and prosecute tax evasion and public benefits fraud cases.

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  • Governor Cuomo announces new human trafficking awareness efforts

    Governor Cuomo announces new efforts to combat human trafficking in New York, including the release of a poster that will be displayed in service areas along the New York State Thruway.

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