The Sexual Assault Detail receives referrals for victim assistance from the Oxnard Police Department’s Patrol Division, CFS, and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office as well as other law enforcement agencies in the greater Ventura County Area. They work closely with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office division of the Family Protection Unit and the victim/witness advocates in preparing investigations for criminal prosecution. Most importantly, through the MDIC, they attempt to bring a broad range of services to the victim.
The Sexual Assault Detail also has one investigator that is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) that is comprised of law enforcement officers and prosecutors from local, state and national levels who work together to reduce the online sexual exploitation of children. The unit has Deputy District Attorneys trained in prosecuting the exploitation of children on the internet. Efforts include online investigations of internet predators, aggressive prosecution of offenders and community outreach to schools and parents.