The U.S. Department of Justice launched the ICAC Task Force program in 1998 to help law enforcement learn how to prevent, combat and investigate Internet Crimes Against Children. 2021 ICAC Task Force training is scheduled regionally across the United States each year.
COVID-19 Announcement: Due to the global pandemic, many 2020 ICAC Task Force Training conferences have been rescheduled to 2021. Please check the event websites before making any travel plans and stay safe.
The 2021 ICAC conferences are announced each year and include training and events held in:
- 2021 Crimes Against Children Conference (August 2021 | Dallas, Texas)
- National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation (2021 Date TBA | Atlanta, Georgia)
- Florida ICAC Training Symposium (December 13-15, 2021 | Orlando, Florida)
- Wisconsin ICAC Conference (April 19-20, 2021 Date Postponed to 2021 | Madison, Wisconsin)
- Northwest Regional ICAC Conference (October 4-8, 2021 | Seattle, Washington)
See all conference dates and training options at https://www.icactaskforce.org/
The fight against Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) is important, ongoing and complex. Regional ICAC law enforcement conferences provide law enforcement professionals (police, sheriffs, prosecutors, etc.) with excellent opportunities to learn from peers and industry experts, network with other officers from their state and region, and see the latest vendor technology to help them in their digital investigations.
In addition to conferences, four vendors have received funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to train task force members and include:
- National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
- The Innocent Justice Foundation
- National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College
ADF digital forensic software is used by ICAC Task Forces throughout North America to solve investigations quickly with our rapid triage and digital evidence investigation software. Digital Evidence Investigator and Triage-Investigator are designed to support Project VIC and include a standalone portable viewer -- ideal for prosecutors. ADF digital investigations can also be exported as JSON to third party systems such as Griffeye.