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Massachusetts Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking

The Massachusetts Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking was established in December, 2004, as one of 18 Department of Justice (DOJ) funded task forces around the nation charged with establishing comprehensive and collaborative victim-centered strategies and procedures for combating human trafficking. Originally focused on only the metro Boston area, the Task Force has grown into a state wide, multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional effort between a diverse group of professionals that represent the range of needs and expertise necessary to combat such a complex crime. The primary mission of the Task Force is to successfully rescue and support domestic and international victims of human trafficking, and investigate and prosecute traffickers and others who are complicit in this heinous crime. Members work together in a variety of activities that include trainings, public awareness and outreach campaigns, technical support for victim service delivery and case coordination, and collaborative investigations and prosecutions.

The partners on this project include:

Boston Police Department

The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Suffolk District Attorney’s Office

United States Attorney’s Office

Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC)

Lutheran Social Services of New England

The Eva Center

Federal Bureau of Investigation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigation

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General

Massachusetts State Police

Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service

Please visit the following web sites for further information related to human trafficking:

International Institute of Boston

Harvard's Carr Center Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking

Rescue and Restore Campaign

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor Trafficking in Persons

United Nations: What is Human Trafficking

Updated January 8, 2016