(a) The Attorney General shall establish and maintain the Violent Crime Information Center to assist in the identification and the apprehension of persons responsible for specific violent crimes and for the disappearance and exploitation of persons, particularly children and at-risk adults.
(b) The center shall establish and maintain programs which include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Developing violent offender profiles.
(2) Assisting local law enforcement agencies and county district attorneys by providing investigative information on persons responsible for specific violent crimes and missing person cases.
(3) Providing physical description information and photographs, if available, of missing persons to county district attorneys, nonprofit missing persons organizations, and schools.
(4) Providing statistics on missing at-risk adults and on missing children, including, as may be applicable, family abductions, nonfamily abductions, voluntary missing, and lost children or lost at-risk adults.
(c) The Attorney General shall provide training on the services provided by the center to line personnel, supervisors, and investigators in the following fields: law enforcement, district attorneys' offices, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, probation departments, court mediation services, and the judiciary.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 437, Sec. 9.)