Child Abuse Investigation Units
The Child Abuse Investigation Units' (CAIU) primary focus is on cases of child sexual and serious physical abuse. These units work closely with the Office of Children's Services, child advocacy centers, district attorney's offices and other agencies in criminal investigations involving crimes against children. Within the parameters of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) protocols and through the dedication of direct resources, the CAIUs are crucial to the effective investigation of these crimes. Because many cases concerning the sexual abuse of children involve child pornography, CAIUs also work closely with the Technical Crimes Unit to investigate child pornography and associated criminal acts committed against children.
Whenever possible, CAIU investigators work with AST Detachments and local police personnel with agencies in investigating crimes against children. ABI has personnel who perform these sensitive and demanding investigations in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Soldotna and in Palmer.