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NYC ICAC Task Force Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $363,884)

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the New York City Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the NYPD will seek to increase the number of affiliate agencies within the task force, including both local and federal agencies. In addition, the task force will aggressively utilize the resources of the NYPD which include the Vice Major Squad and the Youth Division. The use of the Vice Major Case Squad will greatly enhance the ability to conduct peer-to-peer, child enticement, child prostitution and human trafficking investigations. The Youth Division's efforts will increase the task force's ability to reach a larger audience in their community outreach/public awareness efforts. The addition of the five District Attorneys' Offices will greatly enhance the coordination of the enforcement and prosecution of crimes against children cases. Finally, the addition of Federal partners will expand the task force's enforcement reach beyond local, state, and international borders.

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.


Date Created: September 27, 2012