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2009 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative - Supplemental

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $125,000)

Under this award, the city of Los Angeles 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.

The city of Los Angeles, through the police department, will use the grant award to partner with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California to work collaboratively with federal agencies and victim and social service organizations in the identification of victims and the conviction of persons engaged in severe forms of human trafficking. Of particular concern is the need to utilize proactive law enforcement tactics and interdict those situations in which there is forced prostitution, indentured servitude, peonage, or other forms of forced labor.


Date Created: September 17, 2009