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  • Michelle K. Collins
  • Vice President, Exploited Children Division & Assistant to the President

Michelle Collins joined NCMEC in 1998. She is responsible for NCMEC's operations relating to sexual crimes committed against children including online child pornography, enticement and other instances of child sexual exploitation.

During her 14 years with NCMEC Ms. Collins has held several roles within the Exploited Children Division. She has been instrumental in guiding the growth of the CyberTipline®, the Congressionally authorized recipient of reports about child sexual exploitation from the public and U.S. based Electronic Service Providers.

In 2002 Ms. Collins spearheaded the creation of the Child Victim Identification Program® and the Child Recognition and Identification System. These image detection programs assist law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in conducting child pornography investigations and identifying unknown child victims featured in sexually exploitive images.

In addition to authoring several articles regarding child sexual exploitation, Ms. Collins has testified several times before the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Ms. Collins received a Master of Arts in criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from George Mason University.

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