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Hawaii Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $101,820)

Under this award, the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General 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 Hawaii Department of the Attorney General will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support personnel, equipment, and travel for the Hawaii Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Specifically, the grant funds will be used to increase the number of human trafficking victims rescued and prosecute traffickers. The project goals are to identify and rescue victims of trafficking, work collaboratively with the local U.S. Attorney's Office and the OVC-funded victim service provider, track human trafficking statistics, and train first responders in identifying and responding to victims of human trafficking.

The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) will be the subrecipient of the award to continue the leadership role over the management of the Coalition. This includes coordinating activities that support the Coalition's objectives. Also, HPD will play a critical role in proactively investigating trafficking in the community.


Date Created: September 15, 2010