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FY09 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program Continuation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $283,345)

Using OJJDP funds, the Connecticut Department of Public Safety ICAC will create an Information Technology Technician position that will be responsible for developing a web-based mechanism for coordinating, tracking and monitoring the affiliate base. The IT Technician will also be available to explore new forms of technology that may be of assistance to the Task Force as it combats Internet crimes against children. The Connecticut Department of Public Safety will also fund a class developed by Teel Technologies that will train ICAC investigators on cell phone technologies and the usage of the Cellbrite tool for forensic investigations.

In addition, the Connecticut Department of Public Safety will continue to operate its ICAC Task Force as part of the national ICAC program operated by OJJDP. The Connecticut ICAC Task Force, pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Act, 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 responses and partnerships 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 resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with 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 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; 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.


Date Created: July 28, 2009