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Miami-Dade Human Trafficking Task Force

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)

Under this award, Miami Dade County 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.

Miami Dade County, through the police department, will use the supplemental funding to continue operations of Miami-Dade Human Trafficking Task Force (MDHTTF), a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdiction victim-centered task force created to increase the identification and rescue of foreign victims of human trafficking through proactive investigations, and to successfully prosecute traffickers.


Date Created: September 9, 2009