The Special Victims Unit (SVU) comprises Child Exploitation Unit (CEU), which concentrates on the investigative focus of these crimes; and Digital Forensics (DFU), which analyzes seized electronic devices for evidence to support the CEU, other investigative Units within ALEA, as well as outside agencies. Additionally, SVU conducts public educational outreach to a wide variety of audiences and law enforcement-specific training.
The Special Victims Unit is the investigative arm tasked with the investigation of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. SVU’s primary responsibility is the investigation of crimes involving the production or distribution of child pornography, the solicitation of children for immoral purposes, and the sexual and physical abuse of children when technology is involved. SVU has the critical mission of investigating and locating predators who prey on the children of Alabama. These investigations ultimately lead to an arrest and prosecution.