Pursuant to the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-401, hereafter, the
PROTECT Act), the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program seeks to maintain and expand state and regional task forces to address technology-facilitated child exploitation. These task forces work collaboratively as a national network of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies that prevent, interdict in, and investigate Internet crimes against children. The program provides funding and other support to existing task forces to help them acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and equipment to develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses to such offenses. This program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2015, Pub. L. No. 113â235, 128 Stat. 2130, 2195.