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Enhanced Collaborative Model To Combat Human Trafficking

NCJ Number
254516
Date Published
Agencies
BJA-Sponsored
Annotation
This fact sheet describes the features of and resources available for the Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) to Combat Human Trafficking.
Abstract
The ECM to Combat Human Trafficking supports law enforcement agencies and victim service organizations in building capacity and operational effectiveness in providing a range of cross-sector strategies for identifying victims of human trafficking, providing them needed services, and holding traffickers accountable. This report provides summary descriptions of four task forces that have adopted innovative approaches in multidisciplinary collaboration. The Western District of the New York Human Trafficking Task Force conducted a threat assessment to detect local industries that were vulnerable to labor exploitation and trafficking. Using the assessment, the task force identified the dairy farm industry as a focus area for building relationships and cultivating information for the proactive identification of potential victims of human trafficking. The North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force created a system of “navigators” to interact with respective local regions and core leadership of the statewide task force in facilitating the sharing of information on task force activities. The Cook County (Illinois) Human Trafficking Task Force annually seeks to empower human trafficking survivors to share their experience, using a variety of creative media. The unique structure of the Palm Beach County (Florida) Human Trafficking Task Force houses partners from local and federal law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim service professionals in the same office to aid in identifying, investigating, and prosecuting human trafficking cases and providing trauma-informed services to victims. Task force resources provided to task forces by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) are described.
Date Created: January 21, 2020