Are You Involved in the Fight Against Trafficking? Then You Need This!

If you (or your organization) is actively opposing human trafficking in your community this resource is for you! The Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide. The guide is newly updated and expanded, and is the only guide on task force operations available to the general public. While the guide uses the term “task force,” it is designed to assist any multidisciplinary-team approach to the prevention, investigation or prosecution of human trafficking, or to providing protection and services to victims of trafficking. Regardless of the term used for your organization (coalition, task force, collaborative, etc.), this e-guide will increase the efficiency and knowledge of your members, and your team as a whole.

The e-Guide offers guidelines to collaborative practices, along with more detailed information valuable to victim services providers, law enforcement investigators, and prosecutors. It also contains information on conducting public awareness campaigns, case studies, and a host of additional resources.

The complexities in responding to slavery can only be navigated with a multidisciplinary, victim-centered approach. Yet the work involved with engaging other professional sectors, creating a leadership system within the task force, and working together can be more difficult than the daily work of assisting victims, investigating incidents, or prosecuting traffickers. Much of my consulting work focuses on how individuals and agencies can improved their collaborative work. This e-guide fills a void, and should be studied by everyone involved in the response to trafficking.

Lastly, I was honored to be part of the consultant team on this project. It was a pleasure working with Amy, Jean, and Jack, along with the team at OVC/TTAC. Our hope is that this e-guide will help your organization in your efforts against human trafficking.

One thought on “Are You Involved in the Fight Against Trafficking? Then You Need This!

  1. claire lipschultz

    Hello, John.  This is a fantastic resource.  Thank you for sending.  The National Council of Jewish Women in California continues its work on fighting human trafficking.  After passage of the law we sponsored in 2012, requiring specified businesses to post the national human trafficking hotline number, we have organized street outreach to these businesses throughout the state to ensure that the notices are indeed being posted.  It’s been a fantastic example of grass roots implementation which has significantly raised awareness of trafficking and where to call.   The national office of NCJW is now very involved as well at promoting actions and legislation in states across the county.  I will share this guide with them for broader distribution. My best,Claire Lipschultz

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