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East Bay Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

Under this award, the city of Oakland will further develop and operate a victim centered human trafficking task force in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Federal law enforcement, and their Office for Victims of Crime Human Trafficking Services provider to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking and to proactively investigate human trafficking and prosecute traffickers. The primary goal of this program is to identify and rescue foreign victims of trafficking through a victim centered, proactive investigation strategy. The secondary goal is the interdiction of trafficking and the successful prosecution of traffickers.

With this supplemental funding, the city of Oakland, through the police department and the East Bay Human Trafficking Task Force, will maintain the goals for Task Force of the identification and rescue of victims through proactive law enforcement activities, collection of evidence of criminal activity, prosecution of perpetrators, and increasing public awareness of the human trafficking problem. The Task Force will expand law enforcement efforts to reach out and identify victims of human trafficking and prosecute the perpetrators throughout the greater East Bay area, including Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.


Date Created: September 9, 2009