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2014 Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Award Information

Award #
2014-MC-FX-K018
Location
Awardee County
Marion
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$1,161,629

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $398,050)

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force 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, 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 Indiana State Police (ISP) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. In order to ensure that Indiana ICAC investigators and computer forensic examiners have the most up-to-date equipment and training, the ISP will purchase forensic preview laptops, software licenses, and forensic tools necessary to conduct digital forensic examinations. In addition, the ISP will support training related to attendance at the National ICAC Conference and Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference as well as to support peer-to-peer, digital forensics and computer crimes investigative training costs. Furthermore, the ISP will use grant funds to support a full-time criminal intelligence analyst position that will manage Indiana ICAC Cybertips, administrative subpoenas, and computer forensics and provide subgrants to 13 local law enforcement agencies to support personnel, training, and equipment costs for ICAC-related activities in order to develop statewide capacity.
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 Indiana State Police (ISP) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. In order to ensure that Indiana ICAC investigators and computer forensic examiners have the most up-to-date equipment and training, the ISP will purchase computer equipment, software licenses, and forensic tools necessary to conduct digital forensic examinations. In addition, the ISP will support training related to attendance at the National ICAC Conference and Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference as well as peer-to-peer, digital forensics and computer crimes investigative training costs. Furthermore, the ISP will use grant funds to support a full-time criminal intelligence analyst position that will manage Indiana ICAC CyberTips, administrative subpoenas, and computer forensics, as well as provide subgrants to 13 local law enforcement agencies to support personnel, training, and equipment costs for ICAC-related activities in order to develop statewide capacity. 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 resources 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 Indiana State Police (ISP) will continue to enhance the Indiana ICAC Task Force's (IN ICAC) efforts to detect, investigate, apprehend and prosecute technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children. Grant funds will support: 1) training related to digital forensic examinations as well as attendance at the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation and Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference; 2) personnel costs for a full-time criminal intelligence analyst position that will manage Indiana ICAC CyberTips, administrative subpoenas, and computer forensics; 3) costs related to forensic software licenses for ISP and affiliates; and 4) subgrants to 13 local law enforcement agencies to support personnel, training, and equipment costs for ICAC-related activities in order to develop statewide capacity.
NCA/CF

Date Created: August 24, 2014