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FY 16 Internet Crime Against Children Program

Award Information

Award #
2016-MC-FX-K007
Location
Awardee County
Ramsey
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$1,055,340

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $353,634)

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 Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCA) has been a partner with the Minnesota ICAC (MNICAC) Task Force since 2006 (and the lead agency since 2010) and provides support to nearly 90 affiliate agencies and other non-affiliate agencies. The BCA is a statewide law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction throughout Minnesota. Minnesota currently has approximately 5.5 million residents and over 450 law enforcement agencies. The MNICAC Task Force’s purpose is to identify, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute predatory offenders, who use the Internet as a means to target and victimize children for sexual purposes. MNICAC will continue to identify and investigate sexual offenders who are soliciting children on the Internet, continue to identify and investigate predatory offenders, who are possessing, distributing, or manufacturing pornographic materials containing children, continue to manage all CyberTips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and expand forensic capability with affiliate agencies.
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 Minnesota ICAC Task Force’s purpose is to identify, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute predatory offenders who use the Internet to target and victimize children. The Minnesota ICAC Task Force has the following goals: to continue to identify and investigate sexual offenders who are soliciting children on the Internet, to continue to identify and investigate predatory offenders who possess, distribute, or manufacture pornographic materials containing children, to continue to manage all CyberTips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to expand forensic capability with affiliate agencies, to continue to provide Internet safety awareness throughout Minnesota, and to increase the number of affiliates for the Minnesota ICAC Task Force. Progress will be measured through data reported to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Funds will not be used for research.
CA/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 Minnesota ICAC Task Force’s purpose is to identify, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute predatory offenders who use the Internet to target and victimize children. The Minnesota ICAC Task Force has the following goals: to identify and investigate sexual offenders who are soliciting children on the Internet, to identify and investigate predatory offenders who possess, distribute, or manufacture pornographic materials containing children, to manage all CyberTips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to expand forensic capability with affiliate agencies, to provide Internet safety awareness throughout Minnesota, and to increase the number of affiliates in the Minnesota ICAC Task Force. Progress will be measured through data reported to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. CA/CF

Date Created: September 14, 2016