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Human Trafficking Task Force 2010

Award Information

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

Under this award, the County of Suffolk 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, 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.

Suffolk County will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support overtime for officer training, investigations, and community outreach programs for the Suffolk County Human Trafficking Task Force (Task Force). While successful prosecutions of traffickers are strong and effective deterrents to traffickers, the Suffolk Task Force has, and will continue, to focus primarily on the identification and rescue of foreign victims of trafficking. The goals of the project are to: identify and rescue foreign victims of trafficking through pro-active investigation; training in victim recognition for first responders; expand community outreach; and, maximize coordination of victim services and agency cooperation to ensure successful prosecution of traffickers.


Date Created: September 19, 2010