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FY 2019 Idaho ICAC Task Force Program

Award Information

Award #
2019-MC-FX-K061
Location
Awardee County
ID - Idaho
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$363,095

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $363,095)

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 Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a statewide multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional task force which interdicts, investigates, prosecutes and engages in prevention activities involving exploitation of children by offenders who use the Internet, online systems, or computer technology. The task force is led by the Idaho Attorney General's Office and includes state, county, municipal, and federal law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. OJJDP grant funds will support program costs to include personnel, overtime for affiliate agencies, equipment, software, and mobile services for the activities of the task force. The task force will equip and train investigators in Internet investigations; equip and train forensic analysts of digital evidence; coordinate effective prosecution and training for law enforcement and prosecutors; recruit, train and equip new agencies to build statewide capacity to effectively investigate crimes and respond to requests from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other partners; and provide public education regarding Internet safety and crime prevention techniques. CA/CF

Date Created: September 26, 2019