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Colorado Human Trafficking Task Force

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $170,000)

Under this award, the Colorado Department of Public Safety will further enhance 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, proactively investigate human trafficking cases, 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 Colorado Department of Public Safety will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support overtime for the Colorado Human Trafficking Task Force (Task Force). Specifically, the grant funds will provide for the enhancement and operation of Colorado's multi-jurisdictional victim-centered task force which identifies and rescues foreign victims of trafficking through proactive investigations supported by overtime funds. The project goals are to: increase the identification and rescue of trafficking victims in Colorado; coordinate with the victim service networks to address the needs of human trafficking victims statewide; report the Task Force activities, including investigations, to the federal funding source and the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS); and provide training to law enforcement in coordination with victim service providers and task force partners to recognize the signs of trafficking.


Date Created: September 12, 2010