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Congressional Earmark - Internet Crimes Against Children

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $197,329)

The mission of Operation Blue Ridge Thunder is to protect children from predators by establishing and facilitating a ollaborative effort of enforcement and education throughout Virginia. Partnerships and workgroups have been formed across Virginia to combat child predators and educate children and parents. Over 100 law enforcement agencies, private industry, civic organizations and law enforcement support organizations have collaborated to pool expertise and resources.


These funds will be used to support the Bedford Couhty (VA) Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and other related community education efforts related to internet safety.


Date Created: August 31, 2005