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Tracy Webb - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Tracy Webb Tracy Webb

Adjunct Lecturer | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Law and social work expert, focusing on technology-facilitated crime and use of technology in cyberspace


Tracy Webb is an adjunct professor and teaches courses in domestic violence. A career prosecutor, she is currently the counsel for child abuse policy and cyber crime prosecution in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. She is a prominent expert in the area of technology-facilitated crime and use of technology in cyberspace.

For her entire 31-year career, Webb has dedicated her time and efforts to prosecuting criminals, supporting children and civic issues, and participating in community efforts to further the protection and well-being of children, youth and families. She speaks frequently both locally and internationally on issues related to commercial sex trafficking of children, child abuse, child exploitation and technology-facilitated crime.

She is an Emmy award-winning producer of a documentary film on gang violence. She also recently completed a documentary short on the state of child welfare in Los Angeles County and PSAs on cyberbullying, Internet intrusion and elder fraud currently airing on local television stations. In 2013, Webb published an article in the California Peace Officer titled “The Brave New World of Cyber Crime.” In 2014, her research article “The Brave New World of Cyber Crime Investigation and Prosecution” was published in the Chapman University Nexus Journal of Law and Policy.

She is an active member of the Federal Internet Crimes against Children Task Force and co-chair of the Los Angeles County Cyber Crime Task Force. In this capacity, she is responsible for project management of a variety of community-engagement programs, including planning, coordination and execution of large-scale event productions such as the annual Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium.

Webb is the recipient of several accolades for her work in the community, including an FBI commendation for her community service work; the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/Nicole Parker Foundation for Children Award; commendations from the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the City Attorney’s Office; and the Medal of Excellence from Women at Work.

Education (3)

Southwestern Law School: JD 1984

University of Southern California: MS 1981

University of Southern California: BS 1980

Areas of Expertise (4)

Technology-Facilitated Crime Child Abuse Policy Domestic Violence Cyber Crime Prosecution

Industry Expertise (5)

Health and Wellness Program Development Research Public Policy Education/Learning

Accomplishments (1)

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/Nicole Parker Foundation for Children Award (professional)


Awarded by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


Articles & Publications (1)

Children Exposed to Violence: A Developmental Trauma Informed Response for the Criminal Justice System Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma


Much scholarly research exists examining the effect of violence on a child’s developing brain. Experts agree that a Trauma Informed System is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond appropriately to the varying impacts of trauma stress on children, caregivers, families and those who have contact within the system. Programs and organizations within the system must infuse this knowledge and awareness within their own organizational cultures. It is vital that the Criminal Justice System, specifically law enforcement and prosecutors, be not only Trauma Informed but also a catalyst for systemic change in this area.

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