The Special Victims Unit is responsible for handling investigations of sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and abuse of special populations. The SVU is comprised of specially trained detectives who are certified in child forensic interviewing. The SVU utilizes the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) for interviews of children and other vulnerable populations. The CAC is an off-site location that is designed to put victims at ease through its' off-site location and its' relaxed atmosphere.
If you suspect child abuse, whether sexual or physical, contact the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) at 877-NJ-ABUSE. Reports may be made anonymously.
The SVU also handles the Megan's Law cases for Hunterdon County.