darknet
Date Title Instructor Time
11/07/2019 Understanding the Darknet Justin Fitzsimmons, JD 1:00-2:30 pm CST

Brief Overview: As the internet continues to evolve new layers populate where offenders commit criminal offenses. One such area is known as the Dark Net. Participants will learn how the Darknet works and how potential criminal activity is facilitated on the Darknet is crucial to investigating and prosecuting child exploitation cases. Additionally, participants will learn how to access other locations on the Darknet.

Expert Presenter: Justin Fitzsimmons is the Program Manager of the High Tech Training Services division of SEARCH Group, Inc. He trains at national, state and local conferences on the subject of sexual and physical crimes against children. He is on the executive board of the National Children’s Alliance. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has significant experience as a prosecuting attorney. Prior to joining SEARCH Group he was a Senior Attorney with the National District Attorneys Association. He managed NDAA's technology-facilitated child exploitation unit. Before joining NDAA he was the supervisor of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. He was also assigned to the Child Advocacy Center where he prosecuted sexual assault and severe physical abuse of children.

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Continuing Education Credits

This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 hours CEU, 1 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers, and 1.5 CLE by the Minnesota Board of CLE.


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For any programming questions, please contact Sara Lee at sara.lee1@childrensmn.org.
For any technical questions, please contact Kia Kehrer at kia.kehrer@childrensmn.org.