The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force website is for informational purposes only.  Information here is not and should not be considered comprehensive. This website has been designed to be a starting point for public inquiry and awareness. The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force adheres to a strict prohibition on making and/or commenting on public policy. The Task Force does not speak for or represent individual Members and/or Community Partners, whose missions, policies, etc. may be found through their organizations directly. The Task Force does not accept donations or raise funds. The Task Force is not a law enforcement agency. This website is not a venue for reporting crime except insofar as some links to law enforcement and hotlines may be useful. Links and contact information provided herein have been provided and are updated through best efforts of volunteers. If contact information is found to be outdated, current information on contact data may also be found via telephonic or online searches. Please report incidents or suspected incidents of human trafficking directly to local law enforcement. CALL 911 IF YOU OR ANYONE IS IN DANGER. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 (TYY 711) or Text 233733 if you or someone you know may need a way out of sex trafficking, coerced labor or domestic servitude but don't know for sure what to do next. Are you having problems with the site or its links? Contact Webmaster here. powered by wix.com

Contacting Us
A Task Force Contact List
Emergencies

Emergencies should call or text 911, now.

Hotline

For help or to report trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

To report a missing or exploited child or minor, call your local police and then reach out to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Suspected Trafficking

To report suspected trafficking or to report observed trafficking, call your local police. Some local jurisdiction non-emergency numbers are found here.

Suspected cases of domestic servitude or coerced labor may also be reported to the US Department of Labor here.

Do not engage or confront a known or suspected trafficker - for your safety and for the safety of victims.

Foreign Nationals

To help a foreign national who may be a victim of human trafficking, reach out to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, unless someone is in danger (emergencies call 911).

 

NOTE: Local law enforcement is committed to keeping all residents safe. It will respond to protect undocumented foreign nationals who are victims. Service providers are available for translating, basic needs, and legal representation. US law provides for special arrangements whereby victims and dependent children are protected and provided for while prosecutions proceed. 

Committee Participation

To explore, join or present to a Committee, contact the designated Chair:

 

Victim Services' Committee: Co-Chair Shannon Traore

Multi-Disciplinary Teams: Co-Chair Kay Duffield

Law Enforcement Committee: Chair Maureen Cain

Awareness Committee: Co-Chair Mike Lynn or Erin Johnson

Community Partners, Volunteers, Media: Coordinator Teresa Hartnett

Task Force Conferences

To volunteer or to attend, contact Community Awareness Committee Co-Chair Mike Lynn or Erin Johnson

Speakers, Volunteers, Interns, Fellows

Opportunities are listed with Task Force Members or Community Partners:

Task Force Conferences

Task Force Volunteers

Federal Law Enforcement

State Law Enforcement

Local Law Enforcement

Victims' Services Professionals

Community Partners

Media Requests

Coverage of human trafficking in the media is a service to the general public. Requests from media are welcome.

 

Many sources of information are available.

 

The Task Force is ready to facilitate media requests by directing media to our Members and wherever possible, their public relations offices which have detailed information on hand to supporrt efforts to inform the public and raise awareness in our community.

ALSO

 

Task Force Members offer data specific to their functions and jurisdictions.

Community Partners, such as the Polaris Project, publish data used by many Task Force Members as well. 

Additional information for media is here.

For Task Force resource lists, contacts and further information, contact the Task Force Coordinator, Teresa Hartnett.

Tips or Anonymous Reports

Different jurisdictions provide a variety of ways to report suspected or known crimes. 

Federal Law Enforcement

State Law Enforcement

Local Law Enforcement

Victims' Services Professionals

Didn't Find What You Needed?

If you didn't find what you needed here, please contact the Task Force Coordinator, Teresa Hartnett.