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2012 Broward/South Florida ICAC Task Force

Award Information

Award #
2012-MC-FX-K013
Location
Awardee County
Broward
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$1,218,073

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $388,279)

Using OJJDP funds, the Broward County Sheriff's Office will enhance its detection, investigation, apprehension and prosecution of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children by providing myriad trainings to its task force. In partnering with Fox Valley Technical College, The National White Collar Crime Center and The Innocent Justice Foundation, the South Florida ICAC will provide its investigators and forensic examiners the most up-to-date training to ensure that they are equipped to conduct undercover operations targeting offenders who victimize children. In addition, the South Florida ICAC will continue to implement the use of their specifically designed ICAC Stats database for all of their affiliates to ensure timely reporting to OJJDP.

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.

Using OJJDP funds, the Broward County Sheriff's Office will enhance its detection, investigation, apprehension and prosecution of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children by providing myriad trainings to its task force. In partnering with Fox Valley Technical College, The National White Collar Crime Center and The Innocent Justice Foundation, the South Florida ICAC will provide its investigators and forensic examiners the most up-to-date training to ensure that they are equipped to conduct undercover operations targeting offenders who victimize children. In addition, the South Florida ICAC will continue to implement the use of their specifically designed ICAC Stats database for all of their affiliates to ensure timely reporting to OJJDP.

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.

Using OJJDP funds, the Broward County Sheriff's Office will support the South Florida ICAC Task Force by providing resources to enhance the detection, investigation, apprehension and prosecution of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children. Currently, there are 62 affiliate agencies in the southeast and southwest region of Florida supported by Broward County. Through partnerships with Fox Valley Technical College, The National White Collar Crime Center and The Innocent Justice Foundation, the South Florida ICAC will provide its investigators and forensic examiners the most up-to-date training to ensure that they are equipped to conduct undercover operations targeting offenders who victimize children. In addition, the South Florida ICAC will continue to implement the use of their specifically designed ICAC Stats database for all of their affiliates to ensure timely reporting to OJJDP.

NCA/CF

Date Created: September 27, 2012