42 U.S. Code § 17613 - Purpose of ICAC task forces
Purpose of ICAC task forcesThe ICAC Task Force Program, and each State or local ICAC task force that is part of the national program of task forces, shall be dedicated toward—
increasing the investigative capabilities of State and local law enforcement officers in the detection, investigation, and apprehension of Internet crimes against children offenses or offenders, including technology-facilitated child exploitation offenses;
providing training and technical assistance to ICAC task forces and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in the areas of investigations, forensics, prosecution, community outreach, and capacity-building, using recognized experts to assist in the development and delivery of training programs;
increasing the number of Internet crimes against children offenses being investigated and prosecuted in both Federal and State courts;
creating a multiagency task force response to Internet crimes against children offenses within each State;
participating in the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, the purpose of which is to combat technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children;
enhancing nationwide responses to Internet crimes against children offenses, including assisting other ICAC task forces, as well as other Federal, State, and local agencies with Internet crimes against children investigations and prosecutions;
developing and delivering Internet crimes against children public awareness and prevention programs; and
participating in such other activities, both proactive and reactive, that will enhance investigations and prosecutions of Internet crimes against children.
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