Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $449,906)
The Central California ICAC Task Force's service area is comprised of a nine (9) county area within Central California with a total service population of more than 5 million persons, many registered Indian Tribes and 84 law enforcement agencies. The Central California ICAC Task Force is dedicated to locating, identifying, and arresting those who prey upon our children, and who sexually exploit our children through the use of technology. The purpose of this program is to investigate computer related crimes against children by enhancing investigative responses to technology facilitated crimes by offenders using the internet, and other technologies. The task force will also provide educational programs aimed at law enforcement officers, teachers, parents, and children; to serve as a forensic resource to law enforcement agencies within our geographical service area throughout Central California; to prosecute cases at the local, state, and federal level; and to participate in nationally-coordinated investigations.