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Colorado ICAC Task Force Program

Award Information

Award #
2018-MC-FX-K027
Location
Awardee County
El Paso
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$867,718

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $378,482)

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, training, 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. 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 Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is committed to protecting children by investigating and prosecuting crimes that are facilitated by the Internet, technology and computer usage. The Task Force consists of 93 law enforcement and prosecutorial affiliate agencies serving multiple jurisdictions throughout Colorado. The primary goal of the Task Force is to improve its effectiveness in addressing technology-facilitated child exploitation and Internet crimes against children. To accomplish goals, the Task Force will implement the following strategies: 1) ensure affiliate agencies receive the tools and training necessary to investigate current technologies and trends, 2) provide Colorado agencies with technical assistance when necessary, 3) participate in joint operations with affiliate agencies, and 4) increase the number of informational Internet safety presentations. CA/CF

Date Created: September 26, 2018