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Task Force Committees

Summaries 

Task Force members participate in a Committee (or temporary working group). Community partners may be invited to contribute to projects or meetings in committees or working groups. All Committee members collaborate regularly, sharing expertise and resources.

Law Enforcement Committee 

 

The Law Enforcement Committee meets regularly around specific investigations and cases, coordinating efforts across jurisdictions to investigate and prosecute perpetrators while protecting current and prospective human-trafficking victims. 

Law Enforcement Chair: Maureen Cain

 
 
Victims' Services Committee

 

The Victims' Services Committee supports its members in multiple ways, sharing information about up-to-date practices and responses to human trafficking victims. Meetings occur quarterly and spotlight local initiatives, services and response plans.

Victims' Services Co-Chair: Shannon Traore

 
Multi-Disciplinary Teams

 

The Victims' Services Committee runs Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) on a monthly basis to brainstorm about fully supporting individual cases and solving problems, sharing expertise and resources. Attendance at MDTs is by invitation only.

Victims' Services Co-Chair (MDTs): Kay Duffield

 
Public Outreach & Awareness

Public Outreach initiatives are currently being reorganized with consultation from our members and the community. For more information, contact Coordinator Teresa Hartnett.

 
Community Partners

 

Community Partners donate their professional expertise to short- and long-term Task Force work, including MDTs. Partners weigh in on (for example) public safety, medical care, therapeutic best practices, social work, communications, and technology. To inquire about becoming a Community Partner, contact the Coordinator.

Task Force Coordinator: Teresa Hartnett