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South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $648,000)

The city of Homestead will 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 city of Homestead, through the Homestead Police Department, will use grant funds to form a human trafficking task force comprised of multiple federal, state, and community-based organizations that aims to identify and rescue victims and prosecute traffickers. The grant will support police officers salaries. The officers will be assigned to a human trafficking unit and will direct all efforts towards the identification and rescue of victims within the task force region. Funds will also be used to develop training initiatives for law enforcement, care givers, and social service agencies that may encounter victims.


Date Created: September 8, 2008