The U.S. Department of Justice launched the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC Program) in 1998 as part of a national strategy to combat and prevent child exploitation. ICAC Task Force training is often held annually within regions across the United States. While 2019 dates have not yet been published, here's a list of 2018 ICAC conferences:
- Florida ICAC Training Symposium (Orlando, Florida)
- Northwest Regional ICAC Conference (Seattle, Washington)
- Crimes Against Children Conference (Dallas, Texas)
- National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Wisconsin ICAC Conference (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
See all conference dates and training options at https://www.icactaskforce.org/
Regional ICAC 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)
- National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College
- The Innocent Justice Foundation
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.