U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

NCJRS Virtual Library

The Virtual Library houses over 235,000 criminal justice resources, including all known OJP works.
Click here to search the NCJRS Virtual Library

Child Sexual Predator Program Protecting Communities and America's Children from Predators

NCJ Number
Date Published
September 2009
2 pages
This fact sheet presents information on the Child Sexual Predator Program.
This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), presents information on the Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) administered by the COPS Office. The primary aim of the CSPP is to reduce and prevent child endangerment and to protect communities from sexual predators. Towards this aim, the COPS Office provides funding to communities through the CSPP to support community policing efforts at the local and State levels. In 2009, the COPS Office awarded around $12 million in CSPP grant funds to 26 agencies across the country to establish and support these efforts. Activities covered by these funds included "developing, enhancing, or maintaining sex offender registration programs or functions; improving information sharing between law enforcement and other service providers to investigate and prevent child sex crimes and to increase offender accountability; managing high-risk offenders in the community through strategic problem analysis and response development; and establishing or enhancing any other efforts to locate, arrest, and prosecute known child sex offenders."