Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,299,999)
The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)will deliver an innovative training program for law enforcement, prosecutors, and other stakeholders in the Internet Crimes Against Children program to improve investigative, prosecutorial and forensic capabilities; create and distribute guidelines, best practices and investigative methodologies; and coordinate meetings with grantees and practitioners. Using the NW3C Fast Track Model, 48 computer forensic courses will be taught to ICAC task force members nationally. Twelve additional training classes will be provided as individually selected by ICAC task forces.
The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local tax increases. NW3C will create and/or retain three jobs under this project.