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FY10 Human Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New York
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

Under this award, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) 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 NYPD will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funding to support overtime, travel, and training for the Anti-Trafficking Working Group. Specifically, the grant funds will expand and enhance the efforts in combating human trafficking in New York City by increasing the capacity of the NYPD to investigate, identify, and rescue victims of human trafficking in the five boroughs of New York City. The collaboration will allow Safe Horizon to provide a comprehensive set of services to victims of trafficking. The collaboration will also continue the coordination of anti-trafficking activities, training and community outreach involving the Anti-Trafficking Working Group under the leadership of the NYPD, and in cooperation with the Office of the U.S. Attorney's of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Safe Horizon, New York's five District Attorney's, and other Federal Agencies. These coordinated responses to trafficking are critical components of a broad-based strategy that seeks to provide assistance to victims of trafficking while encouraging and enhancing their ability to cooperate in the criminal prosecution of traffickers. Also, funding under this grant will support specialized training for Vice Enforcement Detectives in the identification and investigation of human trafficking conditions, and new training modules dealing with trafficking introduced to recruit and in-service training at the police academy.


Date Created: September 9, 2010