Latest Internet Crimes Against Children Stories

2010-12-21 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Researchers from the Urban Institute conducted an independent evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program (GRP), a $10 million, multiyear initiative to reduce crime associated with youth street gangs in Los...

2010-11-10 06:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The exploitation of our nation's children is a major and rapidly escalating problem. Just recently, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction. Some forms of child exploitation outlined in the strategy included on-line sexual solicitation and enticement, pornography and other threats. Earlier this year, the DOJ Office of Justice...

2010-05-12 07:26:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough Is Enough (EIE) President Donna Rice Hughes educated federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, forensic experts and prosecutors to prevent the online exploitation of children at the 2010 Internet Crimes Against Children National Conference. "We developed the Internet Safety 101 program to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and law enforcement to protect children from pornography, predators, cyberbullies...

2010-05-11 10:01:00

Training Focused on Combating Online Exploitation of Children JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler today opened the National Internet Crimes Against Children Conference, "PROTECTing our Children; Making the Internet a Safer Place," in Jacksonville, Fla. The conference features highly specialized training provided by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, their federal partner agencies and other...

2009-05-21 13:45:00

Recognizes nine individuals for their efforts on behalf of children WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden announced today that the Department of Justice is awarding $50 million in Recovery Act funds to support activities of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) program. The Deputy Attorney General made the announcement in his remarks at the Department's annual National Missing Children's Day ceremony. Of the $50 million in Recovery Act...

2009-03-21 12:25:00

The number of cases involving online child pornography and sexual predators have overwhelmed agents at the Wisconsin Justice Department, the Associated Press reported. Agents and computer experts over the past decade have gone after hundreds of predators who solicit sex from kids or trade child pornography online. However, experts say the number of cases involving online sexual predators has quietly multiplied across the nation, with arrests more than quadrupling in 10 years. Wisconsin...

2009-01-29 08:15:00

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Battle lines in Washington may be forming over the economic stimulus plan, but Senator Barbara Mikulski is fighting for one proposal sure to win support of all American parents: hire cops and computer experts to rescue children from sexual predators.   At the urging of children's advocates, Mikulski (D-MD) added $50 million for "Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) initiatives" to the Senate stimulus package, (S. 336)....

2008-11-12 12:00:15

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today unveiled an innovative national public service announcement (PSA) campaign to educate parents about the potential dangers that their children face online and, for the first time, warns potential online predators that exploiting a child online is a serious federal offense. The four new PSAs were developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey today announced more than $293 million in grant awards to help at-risk youth and improve juvenile justice systems nationwide. These grants, administered by OJP's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), support community efforts to prevent crime and protect public safety through focusing on the well-being of our nation's young people. "The Department is committed to fighting gangs and...

2008-09-15 18:00:16

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force recently received a $5,000 grant from the Boone County Electric Community Trust. The task force will use the money to assist in investigating Internet crimes against children and families in the Mid-Missouri area, the task force said in a news release. The consortium often investigates computer-based crimes such as cyber harassment and the production of child pornography, The money also will be used to provide community presentations to parents'...

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