Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $482,834)
Since 2010, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has served as the lead agency for the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and provides support to over 80 affiliates and other non-affiliated agencies. The task force’s purpose is to identify, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute predatory offenders who use the internet as a means to target and victimize children for sexual purposes. The Minnesota ICAC task force will achieve its goals and objectives by training new personnel, conducting investigations, performing digital forensics exams, prosecuting offenders, and working cooperatively with federal, state, and local colleagues. Additionally, the task force will continue developing and maintaining a sustainable internet safety education program to help inform children, parents, educators, and the community about staying safe when using the Internet. Progress will be measured through monthly and semi-annual reports as required by the Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
- Centering our Margins: Expanding Evidence-Based Support for youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior and engaging families as partners in our response.
- BBBSA: Mentoring Youth Impacted by Opioids and Other Drug Misuse VI (MYIO6)
- Eluna's Camp Mariposa Addiction Prevention and Mentoring Program for Youth Impacted by the Substance Use Disorder of a Family Member.