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Wisconsin ICAC Task Force Program

Award Information

Award #
2012-MC-FX-K052
Location
Awardee County
Dane
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$1,116,106

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $355,752)

The Wisconsin Department of Justice recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will continue its efforts to develop their ICAC employee wellness program. In addition, the task force will provide three separate and distinct training programs offered to Wisconsin ICAC Task Force affiliates and ICAC prosecutors throughout the state: ICAC Investigations School; ICAC Forensics School; and, ICAC Prosecutor Regional Training Sessions. The task force will also develop a policy and procedure manual specifically for the computer forensic unit to further enhance their protocols for handling seized evidence. Finally, the Wisconsin ICAC will refocus its marketing plan to target departments throughout the state that have not joined the ICAC Task Force, specifically addressing regions of the state that have little to no task force presence, such as rural southwest Wisconsin and tribal departments.

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 Wisconsin Department of Justice recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force will continue to support Wisconsin and other state's law enforcement agencies investigating computer-facilitated child exploitation by conducting forensic examinations, working proactive and reactive investigations, providing training and technical assistance, securing services for child victims and their families, and strongly advocating for prevention through community education. In addition, the Wisconsin ICAC will continue to actively build law enforcement capacity in Wisconsin and expand the number of participating agencies in the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force, specifically addressing regions of the state that have little to no task force presence, such as rural southwest Wisconsin and tribal departments. Project success will be measured through statistical record keeping including the number of child victims identified, number of ICAC related arrests in the grant period, number of forensic exams completed, number of training sessions conducted, number of technical assists provided to law enforcement agencies, number of case submissions for federal prosecutions, and the number of affiliates added to the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force.
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 Wisconsin Department of Justice recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force will continue to support Wisconsin and other state's law enforcement agencies investigating computer-facilitated child exploitation by conducting forensic examinations, working proactive and reactive investigations, providing training and technical assistance, securing services for child victims and their families, and strongly advocating for prevention through community education. In addition, the Wisconsin ICAC will continue to actively build law enforcement capacity in Wisconsin and expand the number of participating agencies in the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force, specifically addressing regions of the state that have little to no task force presence, such as rural southwest Wisconsin and tribal departments.

NCA/CF

Date Created: September 27, 2012