Due to North Carolina’s stay-at-home order and other efforts to flatten the curve during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Protection Section is currently not providing in-person presentations until further notice.
However, we are still working to educate North Carolinians about the work our office is doing to protect people during this pandemic, and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams and frauds and stay safe online. We are available to reschedule any previously-scheduled in-person presentations for a web presentation utilizing Microsoft Teams, Facebook Live, or other online meeting platforms as appropriate. To learn more, you may contact the member of our section you were previously coordinating with, or fill out the ‘Schedule a Presentation’ form below.
The North Carolina Department of Justice’s Public Protection Section works to educate the people of North Carolina about criminal justice and public safety issues, scams and frauds, and ways to prevent crime and protect yourself.
The Public Protection Section makes presentations on the topics listed below. Outreach speakers are available to deliver speeches, present information for educational credits, and participate in panels or conferences.
Cybersecurity & Data Breaches
Reports of hacking, corporate data breaches, and cybercrime are on the rise. These cyberissues affect millions of North Carolinians.
The cybersecurity and data breaches presentation includes:
- How to identify and address vulnerabilities in your personal data and online habits
- How to to add protections to keep your data safe
- What to do if your personal or financial data is stolen or you’re the victim of a cybercrime
Presentations, speeches, or events on this issue are for general public, businesses, or professional audiences.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Domestic violence and sexual assault are major public safety and public health issues in North Carolina.
This domestic violence presentation provides information on:
- How North Carolina state laws and policies work to get justice and provide support for survivors and hold offenders accountable
- Areas of needed policy reform to reduce violence and protect victims
Presentations, speeches, or events on this issue are for general public or professional audiences.
We live our lives connected to the internet, and while that is a benefit, it also carries major safety risks.
The internet safety presentation includes information on how to:
- Protect your personal and financial information online
- Manage your digital footprint
- Navigate social media and other gaming and mobile apps
- Identify how the internet is used to commit human trafficking crimes
Presentations, speeches, or events on this issue are for parents, teenagers, or educators.
Scams & Frauds
Scammers and con artists are always looking to take advantage of consumers.
The scams and frauds presentation includes information on how to:
- Identify prevalent scams and frauds
- Respond if you think you’ve been scammed
- Keep yourself and your information safe.
Presentations, speeches, or events on this issue are for the general public. Another version of this presentation is specifically for senior audiences and discusses scams that target the elderly.
The team can also speak on other public safety issues that are critical to protecting North Carolinians, including the Attorney General’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and support a fairer and more effective criminal justice system.