The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office makes it a priority to combat human trafficking. Our goal is to work with state, federal and private agencies to discover and rescue victims of human trafficking while identifying and prosecuting offenders.
The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force was formed in 2007 by the Attorney General of Maryland, the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and is chaired by four committees.
The task force aims to create a heightened law enforcement and victim service presence in the community. Our law enforcement efforts include establishing roving operations to identify victims and traffickers, deputizing local law enforcement to assist in federal human trafficking investigations, and providing training for law enforcement officers. We also seek to deter human trafficking
through outreach to persons who might be victimized by traffickers.
The committees of the task force include the Victim and Public Services Committee, Law Enforcement Committee, Legislative Committee and Training Committee. Participants in the task force include the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maryland State Police, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department, CASA of Maryland, City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, East Baltimore Community Health Center, International Refugee Committee, Legal Aid of Maryland, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Maryland Sexual Assault Legal Institute, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Department of Human Resources, Mercy Medical Center, SAFE Program, Montgomery County Police Department, Office of the Public Defender of Maryland, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County, Office of the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Office of the State's Attorney for Prince Georges County, Polaris Project, Prince George’s County Police Department, Shared Hope International, Salvation Army – Baltimore, U.S. Department of Justice, Vineyard Community Church, and YANA (You Are Never Alone), Inc.
For more information or to report any concerns, please email or call 410-209-4800.