About NOVA-DC ICAC...
To counter society's rapid explosion of online
child exploitation, pornography and predators, 52 local, state and
federal agencies have partnered to create the NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force.
The task force was established in November 2004
through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention. With Virginia State Police serving
as the coordinating agency, the grant provides for law
enforcement training and equipment, and for conducting online
In less than a year, the NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force
has had an impact on law enforcement's ability to detect, deter and
prosecute individuals who use the Internet to prey on juveniles.
The task force's full-time investigative presence reinforces their
commitment to safeguarding youth through aggressive proactive and
reactive enforcement of cyber predators.
The U. S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has granted the task force use of its Cyber Center
Headquarters to house their full-time investigative initiative.
The NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force serves as the
coordinating agency for Cyber Tipline complaints received from The National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and referrals from other ICAC Task
Forces to ensure these matters are thoroughly investigated.
NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force Goals:
Establish an Internet Crimes Against
Children Task Force program consisting of professionals with backgrounds
in various disciplines and from multiple jurisdictions, to address the
needs of juvenile victims of sexual exploitation. Establish forums for
discussion about the methods to safeguard children from cyber predators,
and provide a coordinated effort to deter, detect and prosecute
Conduct on a regular basis undercover online
Provide training and information about
Internet crimes to children, parents, community organizations, criminal
justice professionals, judiciary officials and legislators.