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Online Victimization

Internet Safety Month

OJJDP's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program

OJJDP created the ICAC program under the authority of the fiscal year (FY) 1998 Justice Appropriations Act, Public Law 105–119. The ICAC program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. The ICAC program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing 5,230 federal...

Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation "Broken Heart"

The Department of Justice has announced that the recently concluded Operation "Broken Heart" led to the arrest of almost 1,700 suspected online child sex offenders. The OJJDP-funded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces conducted this operation during the months of April and May 2019 as a coordinated investigation to identify and arrest suspected online child sex offenders. OJJDP launched the ICAC Task Force Program...