Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force (VCACITF)
The Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force (VCACITF) is a select cadre of international law enforcement experts working together to formulate and deliver a dynamic global response to crimes against children through the establishment and furtherance of strategic partnerships, the aggressive engagement of relevant law enforcement, and the extensive use of liaison, operational support, and coordination.
The VCACITF (formerly known as the Innocent Images International Task Force) became operational on October 6, 2004 and serves as the largest task force of its kind in the world.
The VCACITF consists of online child sexual exploitation investigators from around the world and includes more than 69 active members from 40 countries. The task force hosts a five-week training session for newly invited task force officers, bringing them to the United States to work side-by-side with FBI agents in the Violent Crimes Against Children program. The VCACITF also conducts an annual case coordination meeting where task force members come together in a central location to share best practices and coordinate transnational investigations between members.
Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force Member Countries:
- Dominican Republic
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
The VCACITF allows for the real-time transfer of information between the FBI and task force members from other countries and successfully brings together law enforcement entities from around the world to address the global crime problem of online child exploitation.