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ICAC Task Force - AL

Award Information

Award #
2012-MC-FX-K010
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$964,486

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $310,090)

The Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the ADPS will work to continue to foster their relationships with their federal partners and 12 affiliate agencies. In addition, the ADPS will strive to increase the number of arrests by approximately 10% and increase the number of cases submitted for Federal prosecution by 16%. Finally, the ADPS will continue to develop their relationship with the US Attorney's Office by participating in multi-jurisdictional task forces aimed at combating Internet crimes against children.

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Act, the ICAC Task Force shall 1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, forensic specialists, and education specialists who are dedicated to addressing the goals of the task force; 2) engage in proactive investigations, forensic examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes against children; 3) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative assistance to parents, educator, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses through ongoing informational, administrative, and technological support to other State and local law enforcement agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate and prosecute such offenses; 5) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in any case in which the Attorney General determines such participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with norms, to which such task force shall comply; 7) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to Internet crimes against children, including tips from Operation Fairplay, the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline, ICAC task forces, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, with priority being given to investigate leads that indicate possibility of identifying or rescuing child victims, including investigative leads that indicate a likelihood of seriousness of offense or dangerousness to the community; 8) develop procedures for handling seized evidence; 9) maintain reports required by OJJDP and other reports and records as determined by the Attorney General; and 10) seek to comply with national standards regarding the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent such standards are consistent with the law of the State where the task force is located.

NCA/CF

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the ICAC Task Force shall 1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, forensic specialists, and education specialists who are dedicated to addressing the goals of the task force; 2) engage in proactive investigations, forensic examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes against children; 3) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative assistance to parents, educator, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses through ongoing informational, administrative, and technological support to other State and local law enforcement agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate and prosecute such offenses; 5) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in any case in which the Attorney General determines such participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with norms, to which such task force shall comply; 7) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to Internet crimes against children, including tips from Operation Fairplay, the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline, ICAC task forces, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, with priority being given to investigate leads that indicate possibility of identifying or rescuing child victims, including investigative leads that indicate a likelihood of seriousness of offense or dangerousness to the community; 8) develop procedures for handling seized evidence; 9) maintain reports required by OJJDP and other reports and records as determined by the Attorney General; and 10) seek to comply with national standards regarding the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent such standards are consistent with the law of the State where the task force is located.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) has identified the following goals for the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children (AL ICAC) Task Force: 1) continue efforts to increase the number of affiliates participating in the ICAC Task Force by 10 active affiliate agencies; 2) continue to foster current partnerships with: a minimum of three full-time continuation sub-grantees, two federal agencies partners, and 20 active and inactive affiliate agencies; 3)increase investigative capabilities in the detection, investigation, and apprehension of perpetrators of technology-facilitated crimes against children; 4) continue developing relationships with the U.S. Attorney's Offices by participating in multijurisdictional task forces aimed at combating internet crimes against children through progressive federal prosecution; 5) maintain and expand the ICAC task force to prevent, interdict, investigate, and prosecute technology-facilitated child exploitation and internet crimes against children by increasing the number of arrests for such acts, as well as other child sexual exploitation crimes; and 6) continue increasing the number of child exploitation cases referred for federal prosecution. Grant funds will specifically fund two ADPS Special Agents and two ADPS forensic examiners as well as investigative personnel costs for four affiliate agencies. Grant funds will also support forensic software such as Encase and Access Data FTK Forensics license renewals, Gargoly Forensics Pro Internet Evidence Finder as well as any applicable, newly developed forensic technology that becomes available during the grant period.
NCA/CF

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force shall 1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, forensic specialists, and education specialists who are dedicated to addressing the goals of the task force; 2) engage in proactive investigations, forensic examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes against children; 3) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative assistance to parents, educator, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses through ongoing informational, administrative, and technological support to other State and local law enforcement agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate and prosecute such offenses; 5) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in any case in which the Attorney General determines such participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with norms, to which such task force shall comply; 7) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to Internet crimes against children, including tips from Operation Fairplay, the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline, ICAC task forces, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, with priority being given to investigate leads that indicate possibility of identifying or rescuing child victims, including investigative leads that indicate a likelihood of seriousness of offense or dangerousness to the community; 8) develop procedures for handling seized evidence; 9) maintain reports required by OJJDP and other reports and records as determined by the Attorney General; and 10) seek to comply with national standards regarding the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent such standards are consistent with the law of the State where the task force is located.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) will maintain and expand the Alabama ICAC program and improve the Task Force's effectiveness in preventing, interdicting, investigating, and prosecuting online crimes against children. Grant funds will specifically fund two ADPS Special Agents and two ADPS forensic examiners as well as well as investigative personnel costs for four affiliate agencies. Grant funds will also support forensic software license renewals such as Encase and Access Data FTK, Gargoly Forensics Pro Internet Evidence Finder, Cellebrite forensic tools, the purchase of two MAC forensic computers, training for ICAC members in the areas of peer-to-peer investigations, cell phone investigations, and computer forensics, and community awareness materials.
NCA/CF

Date Created: September 27, 2012