- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey’s attorney general is mandating training for his staff in recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse.

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Thursday that employees of the Department of Law and Public Safety will receive the mandatory 2-hour online course in child sexual abuse identification and prevention.

The online training module was designed by Darkness to Light, a nonprofit which conducts public awareness campaigns about child sexual abuse prevention.

The online course is also available to the public on the group’s website.

The nonprofit estimated that there are an estimated 42 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States and says the crime ranks second to murder as the most expensive victim crime in the U.S.

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