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HERO Child-Rescue Corps Program

HERO Child-Rescue Corps Program


Giving Veterans a Second Chance to be a Hero

The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child-Rescue Corps is a program developed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in conjunction with the National Association to Protect Children.

The HERO Child-Rescue Corps Program is designed for wounded, injured and ill Special Operations Forces to receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills, to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation. Upon successful completion of the program HERO interns will have the knowledge, skills and experience to apply for careers with federal, state and local police agencies, and other organizations, in the field of computer forensics.

The HERO Corps Program entails:

  • 3 weeks of training about child exploitation with The National Association to Protect Children
  • 9 weeks of intensive computer forensics training in Fairfax, VA, leading to certifications in CompTIA A+, and other forensic tools.
  • 10 months of practical experience assisting HSI special agents with criminal cases and prosecutions, with duties, such as: image and process digital media, forensic analysis, assist investigators to identify high-value targets and locate child victims, prepare detailed reports for prosecutions
Updated: 01/07/2021