Cooper acquires funding for Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce Program
Thousands of applications received for the citizens redistricting commission
SACRAMENTO — The California State Auditor announced more than 1,000 applications have been submitted for a seat on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Californians are still encouraged to apply by the application deadline, Aug. 9, to ensure a large and diverse applicant pool.
Every 10 years, after the federal government publishes updated information based on the U.S. Census, California must redraw the boundaries of California’s Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts.
The 14-member Commission is responsible for drawing the lines of each district.
The California State Auditor is tracking applicant demographic data on a daily basis by gender, ethnicity, political party, region and county. Updated Citizens Redistricting Commission application data is available to the public at https://applications. shapecaliforniasfuture. auditor.ca.gov/.
The initial application is open to every registered voter who has been affiliated with the same political party or with no political party since July 1, 2015 and has voted in at least two of the last three statewide general elections.
Information requested through the initial application is used to determine whether initial eligibility requirements are met.
Applicants must submit an application online at shape californiasfuture.auditor.ca.g ov during the initial 60-day application period, which began June 10, and runs through Aug. 9.
For more information, eligibility requirements, and to apply to the Commission, please visit shapecaliforniasfuture.auditor.ca.gov or call (833) 421–7550. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @ShapeCAFuture.
SACRAMENTO — Assembly member Jim Cooper (DElk Grove), chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration spearheaded an effort for the State to continue funding California’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC).
California currently deploys five task forces across the state including: Sacramento Valley, San Jose, San Diego, Fresno, and Los Angeles.
The mission of the task forces are to help state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and combatting underground child pornography rings.
As recent as May 22, the United States Depart of Justice recognized the Sacramento Valley High Tech Crimes Task Force for their investigation that resulted in the timely arrest of a sexual predator who victimized at least five children.
Cooper believes without continued funding, task forces including Sacramento’s, wouldn’t have the resources needed to arrest those whom prey on our children.
Now more than ever children are using the internet and social media at very young ages and are increasingly susceptible to online predators and victimization.
Cooper is hopeful, that Governor Newsom will recognize the importance of continuing to fund this important task force.
Governor Gavin Newsom has until June 30, to sign California’s 2019-2020 State Budget, which includes $5 million annually for three years to fund ICAC.