Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
The Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a federal anti-crime initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It is a collaboration of city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies across Ohio whose mission is to identify arrest and prosecute individuals who engaging in the online exploitation of children.
The Task Force is comprised of more than 330 affiliate agencies statewide with at least one affiliate agency in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Affiliate agencies include police departments, county sheriff offices, county prosecutor offices, and other state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Members of the Task Force protect Ohio’s children by conducting proactive and reactive investigations that target online predators. Members of the Task Force also provide free Internet safety presentations to parents and children and regularly participate in community outreach events. With new electronic devices, social networking sites, online games, and mobile apps being introduced on a seemingly daily basis, children, more than ever, are vulnerable to being victimized by online predators who have unfettered access to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members of the Task Force seek to educate parents and children on the potential dangers associated with online activity.
As a component of the Ohio ICAC Task Force, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office currently conducts outreach presentations to local schools and community organizations at NO COST. These presentations are conducted by members of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office and contain important information on how children can stay safe while they utilize the Internet. To request a speaker, please contact David Frattare at 440.886.5284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.