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Human Trafficking Task Force

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $250,000)

Under this award, the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety 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 the Office for Victims of Crime Human Trafficking Services. The primary goal of this program is to identify and rescue 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 New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety will use the grant funds to train law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim services organizations, and members of the community on methods to identify human trafficking victims, and to support the activities of the New Jersey Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, created in 2005 and comprised of state and federal law enforcement agencies and social service providers.


Date Created: September 8, 2008