Through this Congressional direction, OJJDP created the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program. The purpose of the ICAC program is to help State and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to cyberenticement and child pornography cases that encompass forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.
South Carolina’s Task Force is operated through the Attorney General’s Office and works closely with law enforcement around the state, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and several other state and federal agencies. In addition to investigating and prosecuting child sexual exploitation, the S.C. ICAC Task Force also provides statewide training to law enforcement and prosecutors in various practical investigative and forensic areas, as well as distribution of materials such as mouse pads, cups, pencils, etc. to various community and law enforcement groups. These materials promote this web site which, in turn, serves as a resource to parents, children, teachers and law enforcement to find information on how everyone can promote online safety for children.