The goal of NJSCOA is to provide current training to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of sexual assault crimes as well as crimes against children.

The Association’s membership includes representation from the twenty-one counties in New Jersey as well as numerous State and federal agencies, all of whom are part of units that deal with sexual assault and/or child abuse investigations in addition to monitoring sex offenders.
The Association meets on a quarterly basis. The first three meetings are for the immediate membership and include mini training sessions on related topics. Our final meeting is the annual conference which is open to all law enforcement, victim advocates, counselors, MDT and SANE nurses. The conference is a great opportunity for networking, exchanging new ideas and training on current topics that deal with our profession.

The Association also conducts a Basic Sex Crimes Investigation Course each spring and our Annual Information Sharing Conference during the winter. Additional information for these events can be found in our upcoming events section. Please check out our photo section for pictures of our past events.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

God Bless and stay safe….

Basic Sex Crimes Class

Date and Time TBD

For more information, please contact the chairman at
This three-day course is designed to give patrol officers and detectives an overview of responding to and investigating cases involving child abuse and sexual assaults. Topics of discussion include: Recognizing and identifying physical injuries, signs of abuse, interviewing children, responding to a crime scene and DNA collection, taking statements and report writing, the Sexual Assault Response Team, cyber forensics and investigating Drug Facilitated Sexual Assaults (DFSA’s). Interviewing and interrogating the suspect will be covered to include the use of the polygraph examination and when it is really needed, along with discussions on child abductions. Representatives from the New Jersey State Police, FBI, Child Protection Center, County Prosecutor’s Office will discuss these topics and more.