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Implementing the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Model
 
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In terms of gathering data, is your research that's recommended a good path to take when trying to prove the existence of victims? And is there a correlation between Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking...
Moriah
08/22/2012
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How have your Task Forces developed working protocols between the NGOs and LEAs? Have things operated informally based on those close working relationships or are MOUs or the like in place?
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08/22/2012
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Has a task force been formed that is specifically geared towards the labor side of trafficking?
Casey Bates
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hello, Casey. I have not heard of a task force specifically ...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon I can only really speak for D.C., but would be curious to he...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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At what point can we make the designation that a missing person is trafficked and not thrownaway or runaway or prostitution? Do we have to have known trafficking is set up in our area, or the victim self ...
JJ
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hello, JJ. There are two ways to designate a person as a pot...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
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When working HT cases, how do you decide when to close a case? We see many that involve many people but the longer we take to get them all (suspects and victims), the longer victims are victimized. But if ...
Mark
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hello, Mark. As a LLE, I have less tolerance for long invest...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
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How does uncovering a labor trafficking case differ from a sex trafficking case? In addition to Dept. of Labor, are there other types of organizations that are important to include on a task force in order...
Jill Peckenpaug
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hello, Jill. Primarily, most of our labor trafficking cases ...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon hi Jill! We have the state Department of Labor on our Task ...
Amy Siniscalchi
08/22/2012
arrow icon In terms of Task Force membership beyond DOL, HSI (from an i...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hi Jill. Labor trafficking cases, at least here in D.C., ar...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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We are trying to build a multidisciplinary team here in CT. I am representing the non-hospital based community primary care doctors and OB/GYNs. Though we are increasingly better at screening for domestic ...
Emily Nolfo, MD
08/22/2012
arrow icon An excellent online set of resources for healthcare provider...
Kate
08/22/2012
arrow icon Also, physical injuries corroborate abuse and we get force...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon Definitely seek out HT training, from your local HTTF, onlin...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon This is a really exciting prospect. When you talk about ide...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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Our statewide Task Force that is relatively new. We do not yet have too many identified cases of human trafficking in Vermont. Are there other states that are in the startup phase, and is there a recommen...
Barb Whitchurch
08/22/2012
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Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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I realize there is a huge lack of shelters for victims of human trafficking and that the juvenile court is not where they should be. However, there is also a lot of research that is showing that residenti...
Joan Jarman
08/22/2012
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Jody Williams
02/27/2013
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Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
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What can Crime Victim Compensation Programs do in cooperation with local law enforcement to more efficiently verify that a claimant is a Human Trafficking victim. Or, what questions can or should be asked ...
C. Hallows
08/22/2012
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Jody Williams
02/27/2013
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Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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We are currently developing a task force, yet are unsure of how broad our "membership" scope should. For instance, we are contemplating whether efforts would be more or less productive in making ...
Pittman
08/22/2012
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Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon There are numerous agencies/LE either way we go. Any adivce?
Pittman
08/22/2012
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How would you say that task forces have changed since the inception of the original OVC model in 2004
Phil Gazley
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hi, Phil. Task forces have evolved significantly since 2004....
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
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Which task force models offer the most promising practices? What makes them successful?
Christa Stewart
08/22/2012
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Jody Williams
02/27/2013
arrow icon Hello, Christa. The major players in the HT arena have been ...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon You can see I like this question! I would just add that, to...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon In addition we have committees LE, Direct Services, Traini...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon Great question! The answer is probably pretty nuanced depen...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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In my job I often work with chronic runaways, some of whom we never really find. It has been brought to my attention that some of these children end up in Atlantic City (a large trafficking hub), yet I'm ...
Lindsay
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hi, Lindsay. From a local law enforcement perspective, I hav...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
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Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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I have found that there are not that many providers for mental health services who offer VOC to clients, and human trafficking victims are the most difficult to qualify as there is minimum amount of docume...
sylvia
08/22/2012
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Tamra Tuggle
08/22/2012
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Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
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Though we are working on solutions, we are finding that in our area, there really are no local resources that can house victims of human trafficking securely, outside of detention, pending reunification wi...
Kim Ulmet
08/22/2012
arrow icon Sex Workers Anonymous here. We have a lot of experience tha...
Jody Williams
02/27/2013
arrow icon One way you can help them to "stay" in the shelter they feel...
Jody Williams
02/27/2013
arrow icon It is important to consider how much trauma these victims ha...
Moriah
08/22/2012
arrow icon Moriah, unfortunately, the shelters you are referencing, I b...
Kim Ulmet
08/22/2012
arrow icon It is revictimizing them to place them in regular detention ...
Moriah
08/22/2012
arrow icon I work for a DV agency, and we have found that the majority ...
Amy Siniscalchi
08/22/2012
arrow icon I have to agree with you guys. I think the key is to work t...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon Yes, it seems that detention really is the only secure means...
Kim Ulmet
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hello, Kim. Housing victims is a significant problem just ab...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon This is really one of the biggest problems facing law enforc...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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Besides education, what is the next step to raise the identification of the victims?
Moriah Smith
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hi, Moriah. I am not sure what you are asking in your follow...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon People ask me where the victims are. I reply with me need to...
Moriah
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hello, Moriah. The next step would be identification of pote...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon Finally, I think the Human Trafficking Resources Center th...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon Obviously, community outreach is important to shine a light ...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon It is just so critical for law enforcement and NGOs to work ...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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How can task forces deal with competing goals/wants? For instance, NGOs may be focused on service provision for victims, while law enforcement will focus on gathering evidence and witnesses for prosecution...
Lucia Goyen
08/22/2012
arrow icon LLE (local law enforcement) are the folks on the street, mak...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon In D.C. NGOs and law enforcement most often work closely tog...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
arrow icon Hello, Lucia. The trick for us in Orange County was having t...
Derek Marsh
08/22/2012
arrow icon This is an issue that arises from time to time, but in D.C. ...
Ari Redbord
08/22/2012
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