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New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $430,000)

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office will continue to operate its Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force as part of the national ICAC program operated by OJJDP. The ICAC Task Force in each jurisdiction provides a multi-agency, multi- disciplinary response to ICAC offenses that is composed of federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and child welfare organizations to: 1) conduct reactive and proactive ICAC investigations; 2) serve as a forensic resource; 3) effectively prosecute cases at the local, state, and federal levels; 4) engage in law enforcement and community outreach activities to include: training, technical assistance, and prevention and education activities; 5) serve as a resource for all communities and agencies within the geographic area of responsibility; 6) effectively respond in a timely manner to referrals from agencies (other task forces, federal partners, Cybertipline, etc; 7) formalize law enforcement partnerships through written agreements (for example, memorandums of understanding); 8) provide financial assistance to partner agencies; 9) require that partner agencies adopt ICAC Task Force Investigative Standards as policy;
10) fully participate in nationally coordinated investigations.

Date Created: September 15, 2008