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Governance

How Things Get Done

Committees at Work

 

Working committees are the life and engine of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force.

 

By collaborating, we create a critical mass of know-how, resources and support. Dialogue leads to a shared achievement.  We engage the full community to help us in this effort through awareness and vigilance.

 

We define "achievement" as, together, supporting victims as they become survivors able to flourish in safety while perpetrators are investigated and prosecuted so we can identify and free more victims and protect others from ever becoming victims of human trafficking at all.

Steering Committee

 

Logistics and organizational governance are handled by the Task Force Steering Committee, which is comprised of Chairperson(s) of Working Committees who represent their members and the Coordinator.

Task Force Coordinator

 

The Coordinator is a chairperson-level position selected by the Steering Committee to serve as lead to:

  • Facilitate collaboration among committees

  • Share information with Community Partners

  • Expedite community awareness and support for members

  • Onboard new members and Community Partners and,  

  • Manage the Task Force communications.​

Committees

Task Force Members are active in one or more Committee(s). The initiatives, concerns and opportunities that arise in Committees are communicated, as needed, to the broader Task Force through Chairpersons and/or in the Steering Committee meetings. For more about Task Force Committees, see here.

Community Partners

Beyond Members, many individuals and organizations provide support and input on an as-needed basis. These are valued Community Partners. More about these partnerships may be reviewed here.