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Austin Area Human Trafficking Task Force FY 10 Continuation Funding

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

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

Under this award, the City of Austin 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.

The City of Austin will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support personnel, overtime, training, travel, and supplies for the Austin Human Trafficking Task Force. Specifically, the grant funds will allow the local law enforcement agencies to conduct operations on an overtime basis to gather investigative leads that will result in the successful prosecution of traffickers. A full-time law enforcement liaison will serve as an invaluable resource to the Austin Law Enforcement Task Force members and service providers. The project goals are the identification and rescue of foreign victims of trafficking through proactive investigation and successful prosecution of traffickers.


Date Created: September 9, 2010