Technology Related Crimes: A 4-Part Training Series

Training Overview

This 4-part training series presented by the Minnesota Alliance on Crime aims to increase advocates’ understanding of technology-related crimes from multiple perspectives.

Sessions will cover the unique impacts of technology-facilitated stalking and harassment on mental health, an overview of child sexual abuse materials (previously known as child pornography), the law enforcement perspective on how crimes are investigated and evidence is collected, and the legal rights of victims when their privacy is violated through the use of technology.

Part 1: Tuesday, January 31st, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CT

Tech-Facilitated Abuse: Understanding the Trauma Impact

Presented by Francesca Rossi, LCSW of Thriving Through and World Without Exploitation

Part 2: Tuesday, February 7th, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CT

Child Sexual Abuse Materials: An Introduction

Presented by Lauren Coffren, Executive Director, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Part 3: Tuesday, February 14th, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CT

Electronic Crimes Overview: Law Enforcement Investigations

Presented by Detective Ryan Olson, Dakota County Electronic Crimes Taskforce

Part 4: Thursday, February 23rd, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CT

Protecting Victim’s Privacy: Legal rights and protections

Presented by Thi Synavone, Director of Organizational and Staff Development at Standpoint

Register via Minnesota Alliance on Crime

Registration for non-MAC members is $50 for all 4 sessions, or $25 per individual session.

The training is free for MAC member programs. Not sure if your organization is a member of MAC? Check here:

MAC will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023 with a special $30 rate for new member programs! Join MAC starting in 2023 and get the first 6 months of membership for $30. Sign up for the MAC email list to be the first to get the discount code.

The sessions will be recorded, and the recordings will be made available to all registrants. There are no refunds if you cannot attend live, as the recordings will be made available to all who register.