Safeguarding in Wisconsin...with Matthew Joy and Dana Miller
About this event
Matt has been with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation for over 20 years.
Matt has served as a special agent investigating drug and internet crimes against children (ICAC) crimes, a special agent in charge supervising white collar and ICAC crimes, and director working closely with the department’s human trafficking unit, ICAC Task Force, and Digital Forensics Unit.
Matt also serves as the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force commander, which includes membership from almost 300 public safety partners in Wisconsin.
In September 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice began a national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force program to counter the emerging threat of offenders using the Internet or other online technology to sexually exploit children.
Under this program, regional ICAC task forces serve as sources of prevention, education and investigative expertise to provide assistance to parents, teachers, law enforcement and other professionals working on child victimization issues. Wisconsin’s ICAC Task Force has been administered through the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation since its inception in the spring of 1999.
The Wisconsin ICAC Task Force is a national leader in fighting Internet crimes against children. The task force is comprised of Wisconsin Department of Justice personnel as well as police and sheriff’s departments from around the state.
Dana Miller Dana is an Advanced Program & Policy Analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation in the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Dana holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, and has worked extensively in education and harm prevention surrounding technology throughout the state of Wisconsin. With WI DOJ, Dana manages the daily program operations for the ICAC Task Force, including overseeing Wisconsin’s CyberTips from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and communicating statewide with law enforcement regarding CyberTips, ICAC investigations, resources, outreach, and training events.
Dana is creator and co-creator of multiple safety programs for Wisconsin Department of Justice, including their online safety interact! e-course and the Protect Kids Online (PKO) podcast. Dana also teaches for the National Criminal Justice Training Center and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, providing training worldwide to law enforcement and community members.