Internet Child Exploitation Initiative (Details)

Name of province/ territory:

New Brunswick

City/ Region:

New Brunswick

Description of Initiative:

This is an inter-departmental effort to minimize the impact of Internet child exploitation offences on young New Brunswickers. Participant ministries include Public Safety, Justice and Attorney General, Education and Early Childhood Development, and Social Development.

Initiative Key Objectives:

This strategic framework will address the total scope of Internet child exploitation by focusing on the following objectives:

  • protect children from Internet child exploitation and sexual abuse offenders;
  • improve the capacity and capabilities of law enforcement to tackle Internet child exploitation;
  • strengthen the capacity and capabilities of public prosecutions to ensure the fair and effective prosecution of Internet child exploitation cases;
  • aid child victims of Internet child exploitation;
  • raise public awareness of ways parents, caregivers, and their children can keep themselves safe on the Internet;
  • improve the gathering, dissemination, and sharing of information among all agencies; and
  • develop strong partnerships among all stakeholders.

Section Responsible for Implementation:

The Department of Public Safety is taking the lead on this initiative.

Key Contact:

Mike Quigley

Groups/ Agencies/ Key Partners Involved:

  • community groups
  • other police services
  • private agencies/corporations
  • other government departments/agencies

Level of Involvement (consultative - information sharing) and/or cooperative - direct involvement):

Involvement has been consultative during the strategy development stage; however, each stakeholder will be expected to be directly involved once the strategy is implemented—particularly the previous ministries mentioned.

Amount of Time Initiative has been in Place:

Since 2011.

Reason for Undertaking the Initiative:

The initiative was undertaken to address the ever-growing concern about the impact of this type of offence on young New Brunswickers.

Resources Required to Implement this Initiative:

There have been no significant direct costs to date, with the exception of employees’ time and effort.

Method of Implementation:

This initiative is being implemented through a phased-in approach and is at the project approval stage at this point.

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Key Messages used to Publicize the Initiative:

All departments of the government of New Brunswick are engaged to reduce the impact of Internet child exploitation on young people in New Brunswick.

Forms of Evaluation by which the Initiative will be Assessed:

  • formative
  • summative
  • internal

Evaluation Completed or Community Feedback Received:


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Further Details:

This is an example of how other government stakeholders are becoming engaged in a prevention issue that has traditionally been addressed by law enforcement. Although law enforcement has been contributing to this prevention effort, it is not the lead (in contrast to what is typically the case).

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