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Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Supplemental Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $249,886)

Under this award, Nassau 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 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.

Nassau County will use the grant funds to enhance the multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional anti-human trafficking efforts. Through a victim-centered approach, the county will work in conjunction with the Suffolk County Police Department, the Nassau and Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, state and federal labor departments, and the Department of Homeland Security to pro-actively investigate all forms of trafficking in the community in order to successfully prosecute traffickers. Investigative work will entail surveillance and undercover activities of massage parlors and online websites. The county anticipates investigations will be conducted on approximately 19 suspected establishments during the grant funded project period. Identified victims will be provided with case management, referrals for medical services, housing needs, and legal representation for immigration issues through a local service provider.


Date Created: September 8, 2008