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Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)Taskforce KS Continuation

Award Information

Award #
2013-MC-FX-K021
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$882,882

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $298,183)

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 Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using grant funds, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) will continue to expand the task force, with the goal of increasing their affiliate agencies by 5% this grant period. The KS ICAC will also continue to increase its investigation of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) by providing a minimum of four (4) trainings to affiliate and non-affiliate enforcement agencies across the State of Kansas related to DMST. The SCSD will enhance the competencies and capabilities of its forensic examiners and ICAC investigators by facilitating and hosting two (2) advanced forensic training classes. Grant funds will also support salary and overtime costs for SCSD personnel as well as Wichita Police Department personnel to conduct ICAC investigations.
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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 Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using grant funds, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) will continue to expand the task force and increase affiliate agencies. The Kansas ICAC will continue to increase its investigation of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) by providing trainings to affiliate and non-affiliate enforcement agencies across the State of Kansas. The SCSD plans to enhance the competencies and capabilities of its forensic examiners and ICAC investigators. Grant funds will support salary and overtime costs for SCSD personnel, as well as, Wichita Police Department personnel to conduct ICAC investigations.

NCA/CF

The National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, as established by the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, consists of State and local law enforcement task forces dedicated to developing effective responses to online enticement of children by sexual predators, child exploitation, and child obscenity and pornography cases. Each State and local task force that is part of the national program 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, educators, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency partnerships and responses 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 established 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 the 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 for ICAC task force lead agencies and affiliate agencies; 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 Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will use ICAC program funds to support one Sheriff Detective and one Wichita Police Detective dedicated to ICAC investigative duties. The Kansas ICAC Task Force and thirty-nine (39) task force affiliate agencies serve 503,889 residents of Sedgwick County and 2,904,021 residents of Kansas. ICAC affiliate agencies include city, county, and tribal law enforcement. The State of Kansas has seen an increase in the number of identified domestic minor sex trafficking cases, the majority of which involve technology. The Kansas ICAC Task Force will continue to enlist new affiliates and partners to continue to combat the issue of child exploitation - including domestic minor sex trafficking.

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Date Created: September 3, 2013