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Indianapolis Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

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

Under this award, they city of Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, through the police department, will use the grant funds to increase identification of trafficking victims through proactive law enforcement, work with the OVC trafficking victim services provider to assist trafficking victims with applications for T visas, facilitate the development of service protocols by developing and implementing training in the identification of trafficking victims, conduct a strategy that supports a strong law enforcement role in public awareness and outreach, identify and collaborate with community stakeholders in an effort to eliminate trafficking in human subjects, and collaborate with victim services providers to increase the number and type of services provided to pre-certified and certified victims.


Date Created: September 17, 2009