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San Diego Region Anti-Trafficking Task Force

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $99,997)

Under this award, San Diego County 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 and to 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 San Diego County Sheriff's Office will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support officer overtime for the San Diego Region Anti-Trafficking Task Force. Specifically, the grant funds will be used to: proactively investigate human trafficking by targeting street prostitution, Craigslist solicitations, massage parlor stings, and information tips from victim service providers; ensure social services are provided to all victims and potential victims to secure requests for continued presence and T-Visas for foreign victims; conduct human trafficking training for regional law enforcement personnel and provide community outreach training to increase community and law enforcement personnel's awareness and ability to identify the signs and victims of human trafficking. The project goal is to increase the identification and rescue of human trafficking victims and potential victims in San Diego County.


Date Created: September 12, 2010