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2013 Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $254,983)

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the ICAC Task Force 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, educator, 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.

The Idaho Attorney General's Office (ID AG) will continue its efforts to provide an effective statewide response to technology facilitated exploitation of children in the State of Idaho by expanding the investigative and prosecutorial capacity of the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ID ICAC) Task Force. Specifically, the ID AG's Office will use grant funds to equip and train five (5) additional ICAC Task Force investigators and provide training to existing task force member investigators and prosecutors. The ID ICAC Task Force Commander position will be funded on a full time basis and is responsible for coordinating and managing ID ICAC activities and oversight of affiliate agencies. Funds will also support overtime costs for affiliate law enforcement agencies to conduct ICAC investigations. Additional goals supported by this project include: increasing Federal prosecutions of ICAC cases to 20; providing 100 internet safety presentations; and hosting a minimum of one local training session for ID ICAC Task Force members. Furthermore, the ICAC Task Force Commander will continue to educate local law enforcement, prosecutors, first responders and others on the ICAC Task Force Program and ICAC cases for the purpose of expanding the Task Force.

Date Created: September 16, 2013