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Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program

Award Information

Award #
2015-MC-FX-K030
Location
Awardee County
El Paso
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2015
Total funding (to date)
$1,128,814

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $372,369)

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 Colorado ICAC Task Force has two primary goals for use of these grant funds. The first goal is to ensure a comprehensive viable ICAC Task Force to address technology facilitated child exploitation and Internet crimes against children. The second goal is to improve ICAC Task Force effectiveness in handling technology related crimes. To accomplish these goals the Colorado ICAC Task Force will continue to support new and current affiliates by providing funds for personnel, equipment and training in order to effectively investigate crimes. The Colorado ICAC Task Force's activities will protect youth from victimization by aggressively investigating perpetrators who distribute child pornography and entice potential online victims.

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 Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force consists of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies serving multiple jurisdictions throughout the State. The Colorado ICAC Task Force has two primary goals for use of the grant funds:
1) to ensure a comprehensive, viable ICAC Task Force to address technology-facilitated child exploitation and Internet crimes against children; and 2) to improve ICAC Task Force effectiveness in handling these crimes. To accomplish these goals, the Colorado ICAC Task Force will continue to support new and current affiliates by providing funding for equipment and training. Affiliates will serve as a forensic resource for ICAC investigations. All affiliate agencies will participate fully in investigations by providing effective and timely responses to referrals from other agencies. Outcomes will be measured by tracking changes in Colorado ICAC Task Force membership, percentage change in investigations, arrests, and computer forensic examinations compared to historical data. Colorado ICAC Task Force activities aim to protect youth from victimization by aggressively investigating perpetrators, who distribute child pornography and entice potential victims online.

NCA/CF

The National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, 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 Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force consists of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies serving multiple jurisdictions throughout the State. The primary goal of the Colorado ICAC Task Force is to improve its effectiveness in addressing technology-facilitated child exploitation and Internet crimes against children. Colorado ICAC Task Force activities aim to protect youth from victimization by aggressively investigating perpetrators, who distribute child pornography and entice potential victims online. This grant will fund personnel, supplies and equipment for the computer forensic laboratory. The Colorado ICAC Task Force will continue to support current affiliates, as well as, recruit new affiliate task members throughout the grant year. All information will be entered into the Colorado ICAC Task Force database for tracking of all important statistical data, such as, the number of investigations, arrests, computer forensic examinations, training sessions provided, and the number of personnel in attendance at each session. No funding will be used to conduct research.
CA/CF.

Date Created: September 3, 2015