The Southern Virginia Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA ICAC) protects children across southern Virginia.
SOVA ICAC is one of 61 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces throughout the United States. These ICACs work with hundreds of affiliate local, county and state law enforcement agencies.
What does the Southern Virginia ICAC do?
The primary responsibilities of the SOVA ICAC task forces include:
- Conducting investigations and prosecuting offenders
- Providing training for law enforcement officers and prosecutors
- Fostering statewide and regional coordination, information sharing and investigative integration
- Providing investigative and prosecutorial assistance to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, (e.g., forensic analysis of computers seized as evidence)
- Distributing informational materials needed to ensure that children, parents, school divisions, and law enforcement agencies are well acquainted with the issues related to Internet safety for children
- Presenting Internet safety training that focuses on promoting Internet safety, with an emphasis on Internet crimes against children.
Who does the Southern Virginia ICAC work with?
The SOVA ICAC promotes additional ICAC program capacity through a written Memorandum of Agreement with other agencies in the Commonwealth. The SOVA ICAC Task Force affiliate agencies include:
- Local, County and State Law Enforcement
- Local Prosecutors / Commonwealth Attorney's
- U.S. Attorney's
- State Attorney Generals
- U.S. Marshalls Service
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Homeland Security
- The Secret Service
- The A.T.F., and
- The F.B.I.