Includes State-level organizations that provide information on preventing, identifying, and responding to child and youth sex trafficking and exploitation. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at [email protected]. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children’s Bureau.
END IT Alabama is a project of the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force consisting of State representatives with multidisciplinary backgrounds that meet once a quarter at the Alabama State House. The Task Force focuses on combating all aspects of human trafficking by implementing a comprehensive prevention and response system.
The Human Trafficking Working Group consists of representatives from a wide range of local and statewide agencies. Its focus is on developing a statewide child welfare response to human trafficking by using the 4 Ps: Prevention, Prosecution, Protection, and Partnerships.
Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team (HART)
The Statewide Council on Human Trafficking works to combat human trafficking by developing and making recommendations to enhance the care options for victims of human trafficking. The Council also works with the Department of Children and Families to maintain a list of human trafficking services available across the State.
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Human Trafficking Task Force
The Human Trafficking Task Force‘s objective is to eradicate human trafficking within the State of Georgia by working on eight objectives, several of which are specifically focused on children and youth.
YouthSpark is an advocacy organization whose focus is reducing child exploitation and sex trafficking rates. YouthSpark offers services for youth, conducts investigative research, advocates for policy, and develops and provides training.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team
The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia (CACGA) Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC) Response Team is to serve as the central point of contact for victims of CSEC and the agencies that support them, for a more coordinated and effective system response to commercial sexual exploitation. As the State’s recognized enhanced collaborative model for CSEC Response, CACGA provides direct services for victims in the form of assessment, case management, and advocacy and facilitates training and outreach to help build infrastructure and community capacity.
Revved Up Kids is a 501c3 nonprofit serving the metro-Atlanta area. Revved Up Kids provides sexual abuse and exploitation training programs. Since 2010, it has equipped thousands of children and teens with the information and tools necessary to identify unsafe people, avoid dangerous situations, escape attackers, and protect themselves from sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking.
Community Outreach Behavioral Services (COBS) is an anti-trafficking nonprofit organization that provides trauma care for victims of human trafficking across Idaho. COBS shares resources and works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and volunteers to rescue and serve victims and survivors of human trafficking.
The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) Task Force on the Indiana Attorney General website features selected materials and training resource to educate youth and adults and raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking.
The Iowa Network against Human Trafficking and Slavery
The Office of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution was created to prevent and protect Kentucky’s children from becoming victims of abuse and sexual exploitation and to raise awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking across the State.
The Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network
The Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network provides training, technical assistance, and resources to direct service providers engaged in antitrafficking efforts in Maine as well as community awareness and public policy support. The effort is supported by a statewide Provider Council, and it is a program of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Sex Trafficking Maryland Child Protective Services
Along with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, the Maryland Department of Human Services has responded to the needs of minors who have been victims of trafficking. DHS plays a significant role in helping to identify suspected victims of trafficking and connecting them with available supports and services.
The resources on the Office of Public Instruction website have been compiled to empower parents, educators, child-care providers, and community members to protect children against sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual abuse.
Missouri Coalition Against Trafficking & Exploitation (CATE)
Coalition Against Trafficking & Exploitation (CATE) seeks to prevent human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation within Missouri by building awareness around prevalence, treatment, and resources. CATE maintains a strong coalition of partners, members, and a community network to build skills among service providers in the field of trafficking.
The Montana Department of Justice has a continued commitment to victims of human trafficking. In partnership with Federal authorities, this agency plays a key role in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking in Montana.
The resources on the Office of Public Instruction website have been compiled to empower parents, educators, child-care providers, and community members to protect children against sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual abuse
Project No Rest is a statewide project to increase awareness and prevention around human trafficking. Its website explains the ways in which communities and professionals can intervene in the lives of trafficked children.
As a service of the Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, the Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee advises and supports the State’s Attorney General’s work developing a coordinated statewide response to child and youth sex trafficking. The committee also works to ensure that all survivors of trafficking in Oregon have access to support services.
Pennsylvania County Anti-Trafficking Coalitions – Not in My Back Yard
Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) is an organization that focuses on raising awareness about modern day slavery and helping individuals and groups to understand how they can make a difference. The NIMBY website compiles information about various county-level antitrafficking coalitions across Pennsylvania.
South Dakota West River Human Trafficking Task Force
South Dakota’s West River Human Trafficking Task Force exists as a collaboration of diverse organizations and individuals connected to combat the issue of trafficking in persons by raising awareness, providing information and education, advocating for prosecution of offenders, and supporting human trafficking victims and survivors.
The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking is organized to combat domestic minor sex trafficking through educating the community, engaging in legal research, collaborating with front line organizations, and providing resources to public officials to promote positive legislative change.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
The Washington’s Task Force Against Trafficking of Persons section of the Office of the Attorney General website explains how human trafficking most frequently manifests in Washington State and provides information about law enforcement efforts to address the crime.
Washington Trafficking Prevention (WTP) is a survivor-led organization that aims to prevent human trafficking in Washington State by equipping the vulnerable and engaging communities through primary prevention and community grassroots partnerships.
West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice
The Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force is a State-level task force co-chaired by the Secretary of Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Attorney General of Wisconsin. Details about the State’s trafficking response plan and workgroups are included on the DCF website.
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