What is ICAC?
For those unfamiliar, according to icactaskforce.org, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program “is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces, representing more than 5,400 federal, state, and local law enforcement dedicated to investigating, prosecuting, and developing effective responses to internet crimes against children.”
How Does ICAC Work?
The ICAC Program (which originally started with only 10 agencies) was developed in response to the increasing number of children using the internet and heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with potential underage victims. The program helps state and local agencies develop effective, sustainable responses to online child victimization and child sexual exploitation. They help with forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.
How Do I Report a Tip?
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has specific programs that can intake tips directly from individuals. Tips can be made by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or through the CyberTipline.
ICAC Training and Conference Resources for Law Enforcement
Internet Crimes Against Children offers numerous training options for law enforcement agencies. If you’re interested in attending a conference, please check the ICAC Conferences page to see what’s coming.