The Special Victims Unit members provide investigative support, training, and resources to law enforcement and social service agencies toward the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes against children, sexual offenses, domestic violence, homicide and other violent crimes. The SVU also manages New York State’s AMBER Alert Program, activating the system in child abduction cases that meet strict activation criteria.
Areas of Focus
The New York State Police Special Victims Unit prevents, investigates and prosecutes crimes against children.
Run by the State Police, the Hate Crimes Task Force works to prevent, investigate, and monitor Hate Crimes and violations of Human Rights Law.
According to the United States Department of Justice, human trafficking is the second largest international criminal industry, second only to the drug trade. Any person, regardless of race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, or immigration status may be a victim of this crime.