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2009 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

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

Under this award, the Bexar County Sheriff 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 Bexar County Sheriff will utilize the supplemental funding to pay the salaries and benefits for two full-time law enforcement investigators and one part-time analyst in order to pro-actively investigate human trafficking and identify and rescue victims of human trafficking.


Date Created: September 15, 2009