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Human Trafficking Task Force

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

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

Under this award, Bexar 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, 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 Bexar County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to pay salaries and benefits for two full-time law enforcement investigators and one full-time civilian analyst for the South Texas Human Trafficking Task Force (Task Force). Specifically, the Task Force will use the grant funds to assist in pursuing its goals of identifying and rescuing foreign victims of trafficking, arresting and prosecuting traffickers, and empowering local law enforcement by enhancing their ability to identify and rescue trafficking victims through resources and training classes. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2010