Civil Rights

Human Trafficking

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecutes crimes in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. These cases are investigated collaboratively by federal, state and local investigative agencies. The Massachusetts Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking is one collaborative which was established in December 2004 as one of 18 Department of Justice (DOJ) funded task forces around the nation. The Task Force is charged with establishing comprehensive and collaborative victim-centered strategies and procedures for combating human trafficking.

If you have knowledge of a person(s) being trafficked, please call the main number of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and ask to speak to the duty attorney. You may also contact the following federal investigative agencies.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division

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

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






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