National ICAC Program

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program is a National Network of 61 Coordinated Task Force Units.

The ICAC Program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases. This help encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.

The ICAC Program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with potential underage victims. The Fiscal Year 1998 Justice Appropriations Act (Pub, L. No. 105–119) directed OJJDP to create a national network of state and local law enforcement cyber units to investigate cases of child sexual exploitation which resulted in the creation of the ICAC Task Force Program.

The investigators of this task force are specially trained and supported by advanced technology and forensics capabilities. The agencies who have signed Memorandums of Understanding have agreed to supply personnel on a part time basis and to work cases which are identified as being in their primary area of jurisdiction. In return, agencies have agreed to help each other in a true Task Force concept to more fully realize the impact they have on our society.

The ICAC Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 3,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. These agencies are engaged in proactive investigations, forensic investigations, and criminal prosecutions.