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HT Task Force Continuation Project FY 2010

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $146,150)

Under this award, the City of Clearwater 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 Clearwater will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support an investigator for the Clearwater Area Task Force on Human Trafficking (Task Force). Specifically, the grant funds will continue coordination with the partnership agencies in investigating human trafficking cases and providing referral services to victims. The project goals are to: increase the identification and rescue of human trafficking victims through proactive law enforcement; continue to assist trafficking victims with T-Visas, applications for continued presence in the U.S., and certification or eligibility for Department of Health and Human Services refugee benefits; continue a successful strategy that supports a strong law enforcement role in public awareness and outreach; and identify and collaborate with community stakeholders in an effort to eliminate the trafficking in human subjects.


Date Created: September 9, 2010