DC Human Trafficking Task Force

DC Human Trafficking Task Force The D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force was formed to increase the prosecution of traffickers while identifying and serving the victims of this horrific crime.

The Four Main Task Force Goals: - To facilitate a more coordinated anti-trafficking effort in the D.C. area through protocol development, extensive community outreach, proactive investigations, law enforcement training, intelligence sharing, and more formalized partnerships between law enforcement organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). - To identify citizen, resident and transnational victims of both sex and labor trafficking. - To provide comprehensive services to trafficking victims. - To increase the prosecution of traffickers. Trafficking Is: The use of force, threat of force, fraud or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport, provide or obtain any person for labor or commercial sex or to cause a person under 18 to engage in a commercial sex act.

If you are in D.C., join members of the the DC Human Trafficking Task Force event featuring a special screening of the U...
01/21/2020
Preventing human trafficking in the nations capital: Innovations and interventions

If you are in D.C., join members of the the DC Human Trafficking Task Force event featuring a special screening of the Unitas graphic novels, LIGHTS. Each of the four comics share the story of a young survivor navigating their way out of exploitation and trafficking. Following the screening, we'll have a conversation with survivors, advocates, and leaders in preventing human trafficking in the nation's capital. We will also have survivor-made products and art on display.

Keynotes by DC Karl Racine, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia and Kenya Davis, Assistant U.S. Attorney for D.Dc and co-chair of the DC HTTF.

link to RSVP:
https://lnkd.in/edap7sA

Hosted by McDermott Will & Emery

For human trafficking awareness month, join members of the dc human trafficking task force for: A Premier Screening of the internationally reviewed graphic novel series, LIGHTS. Q&A with graphic novelists, survivors, allies, and advocates surviving human trafficking in the nation’s capital region....

If you are in DC, please join the HTTF at this free event, tomorrow night, 1/21/20!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preventi...
01/20/2020
Preventing human trafficking in the nations capital: Innovations and interventions

If you are in DC, please join the HTTF at this free event, tomorrow night, 1/21/20!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preventing-human-trafficking-in-the-nations-capital-innovations-and-interventions-tickets-89837643811

For human trafficking awareness month, join members of the dc human trafficking task force for: A Premier Screening of the internationally reviewed graphic novel series, LIGHTS. Q&A with graphic novelists, survivors, allies, and advocates surviving human trafficking in the nation’s capital region....

Hear our colleague, Shamere, share her journey as a survivor of human trafficking in D.C. and her leadership nationwide ...
04/19/2019
Human trafficking survivor tells her story in Elkton

Hear our colleague, Shamere, share her journey as a survivor of human trafficking in D.C. and her leadership nationwide to stop the crime that harmed her. https://www.cecildaily.com/news/local_news/human-trafficking-survivor-tells-her-story-in-elkton/article_dce1795d-4a48-598f-b1db-4fa58480824b.html #survivorslead

ELKTON — Human traffickers seek out teenage girls and young women who are vulnerable — and that’s what Shamere McKenzie was some 14 years ago.

04/17/2019
Karana Rising

Check out this comic created by @Unitas_official and in partnership with D.C.-based Karana Rising and their survivor team!

Meet Lacey - a 14-year-old all American teenage girl. In the first part of this comic series, Lacey is lured into the world of sex trafficking with the promise of fulfilling her dream of becoming a famous singer. In part 2, Lacey uses her talents and connections to stay safe and rise above. This series, done in partnership with survivor leaders at Karana Rising and Unitas is based on the lived-experiences of survivors. Watch, share, and use to educate the teens in YOUR life!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BYbqN4omeU&feature=youtu.be

Please join us with our colleagues at Deloitte for a half-day symposium on the future of work. We will feature survivor ...
03/11/2019
Building an Inclusive Workforce of the Future

Please join us with our colleagues at Deloitte for a half-day symposium on the future of work. We will feature survivor leaders as well as local and national business leaders as we explore strategies to connect survivors of human trafficking (and other populations such as refugees and formerly incarcerated persons) to meaningful and sustaining jobs. Space is limited. We hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-an-inclusive-workforce-of-the-future-registration-57853239597

A Symposium on the Employment of Vulnerable Populations

02/28/2019
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign

We were live with Polaris and Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) to discuss what happens when you report human trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. We’ll cover what to expect when you call, how tips are investigated, and how victims are supported.
Closed captioning can be found: http://bit.ly/2ID4nRf

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign
02/27/2019

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at 1PM EST for our Facebook Live with Polaris and Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE). You will learn about what to expect when calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline, how tips are investigated, and how victims are supported. http://bit.ly/2WZ85Yw

The United States Department of Justice
02/02/2019
The United States Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice

In December 2018, President Trump proclaimed January 2019 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, dedicating the month to raising national awareness of the issue of human trafficking and highlighting efforts to combat this violent crime. Over the last year, the Department of Justice fought human trafficking through investigating and prosecuting traffickers, dismantling transnational human trafficking networks, enhancing victim identification and protection of all victims of trafficking, and funding and providing domestic and international anti-trafficking programs.

#EndTrafficking

The Human Trafficking Legal Center
11/08/2018

The Human Trafficking Legal Center

The Human Trafficking Legal Center is proud to partner with Catholic Charities DC (@CCADW) and the DC Human Trafficking Task Force to educate community members on #forcedlabor.

Last week, survivor-leader Fainess Lipenga spoke to community members at a church in Maryland on forced labor and #humantrafficking.

The cult next door: Debunking five misconceptions about human trafficking
10/20/2018
The cult next door: Debunking five misconceptions about human trafficking

The cult next door: Debunking five misconceptions about human trafficking

Human trafficking doesn’t just mean young women forced into unpaid sex work. It could involve anyone forced into involuntary labor, writes an attorney who recently won an $8 million judgment against a cult that enslaved a young woman.

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor
07/26/2018

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor

Join us tomorrow, 7/26, at 10:30AM for a Facebook LIVE discussion with the U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Office on government and civil society cooperation to combat human trafficking with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colombia and Courtney's House.

Hospitals Gear Up For New Diagnosis: Human Trafficking
07/25/2018
Hospitals Gear Up For New Diagnosis: Human Trafficking

Hospitals Gear Up For New Diagnosis: Human Trafficking

Many people forced into labor or the sex trade seek medical help at some point, and health care workers are being trained to identify them and to offer assistance.

Speaking Up: One Woman’s Powerful Account of Human Trafficking
07/02/2018
Speaking Up: One Woman’s Powerful Account of Human Trafficking

Speaking Up: One Woman’s Powerful Account of Human Trafficking

Lipenga grew up in Malawi and was at first excited to accompany her employer to the United States in 2004. Once she arrived, however, she was subjected to conditions much different from those that her employer had led her to expect as a domestic worker.

06/06/2018
06/06/2018
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
05/15/2018
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Young boys are victims of child #sextrafficking too.

"In reality, male victims of commercial exploitation and sexual abuse suffer the same types of trauma as females. Their pain is just as devastating."

Feds seize Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action
04/08/2018
Feds seize Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action

Feds seize Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action

Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing online classified site Backpage.com and its affiliated websites known for listing adult escort services.

Incredible work to combat trafficking in Virginia by our regional partners.
03/20/2018
Just Ask Trafficking Prevention

Incredible work to combat trafficking in Virginia by our regional partners.

"Police say a tip led to the rescue of three women from human trafficking and the arrest of a suspect.

Antwan D. Williams, 28 was indicted Friday on charges of trafficking in persons-commercial sex acts, pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor, pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor; compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution and two counts promoting prostitution."

02/15/2018
Amara Legal Center

Amara Legal Center

WUSA9 wanted to give people a look into the world of sex trafficking in DC & teamed up with one of our amazing partners, Courtney's House. In addition to driving around the streets of DC at night, WUSA9 met some young survivors of sex trafficking and asked them what love means to them. Read this article to see how you can help Courtney's House & learn more about the signs of trafficking. http://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/sex-trafficking-its-happening-right-now-in-dc-we-need-your-help/65-516622896

Sex Trafficking: It's happening right now in DC, & we need your help
02/11/2018
Sex Trafficking: It's happening right now in DC, & we need your help

Sex Trafficking: It's happening right now in DC, & we need your help

Sex trafficking: It's a topic that nobody wants to discuss. It's uncomfortable and painful, and far easier to imagine as something happening a world away. But the reality is that it is happening in our neighborhoods.

District Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison on Charges Stemming from Trafficking Four Children for Commercial Sex
02/03/2018
District Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison on Charges Stemming from Trafficking Four Children for Commercial Sex

District Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison on Charges Stemming from Trafficking Four Children for Commercial Sex

WASHINGTON – Daraya Marshall, 37, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 25 years in prison on four federal charges of sex trafficking of children, one federal count of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one District of Columbia offense of first-degree child sexual abuse.

Man Trafficked Teens Across DC-Area With Wife, Girlfriend
01/22/2018
Man Trafficked Teens Across DC-Area With Wife, Girlfriend

Man Trafficked Teens Across DC-Area With Wife, Girlfriend

A Virginia man who sex-trafficked a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl for two years was ordered on Friday to serve 30 years in prison and pay the victims the $648,000 they generated.

Opinion | Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers
01/20/2018
Opinion | Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

Opinion | Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

Too many cities are infested with criminal gangs. And too many gangs finance their activities by sexually exploiting minors.

Thorn
01/13/2018

Thorn

Our latest research found that 1 in 6 survivors of child sex trafficking in the U.S. were first trafficked when they were under 12 years of age. http://bit.ly/2Ezr69I

01/13/2018
Can You See Me? [Child Sexual Exploitation - USA]

Can You See Me? [Child Sexual Exploitation - USA]

Modern-day slavery still exists. If you suspect it, report it. Check out CanYouSeeMe.net to learn more. *Video was produced by A21 in consultation with the U...

DC Task Force Works to Spread Awareness on Human Trafficking
01/12/2018
DC Task Force Works to Spread Awareness on Human Trafficking

DC Task Force Works to Spread Awareness on Human Trafficking

There are more than 20 million human trafficking victims worldwide and it's a $32 billion dollar industry. In D.C., advocates gathered to raise awareness about the problem and explain what parents can do to protect their families. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

01/12/2018
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

Nicole was 17 when she was pulled into the world of human trafficking. But with the assistance of the FBI and our partners, she and other victims are turning their lives around—and helping to put hundreds of pimps behind bars. #EndTrafficking

Thorn
01/12/2018
Thorn

Thorn

On Human Trafficking Awareness Day, we are excited to share our newest research.

With the help of 24 survivor organizations over the past year and a half, 260 survivors have graciously participated and allowed us to hear their stories. We're ready to share them with you.

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Task Force Membership Membership is open to any D.C. metropolitan area law enforcement agency or non-governmental organization involved in anti-trafficking activities. Below is a list of active members with a link to their website: Law Enforcement U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/human-trafficking D.C. Office of the Attorney General http://occ.dc.gov/occ/site/default.asp D.C. Metropolitan Police Department www.mpdc.dc.gov D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Youth Investigations Branch http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/youth-and-family-services-division D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Special Liaison Unit (SLU) - The SLU is comprised of the Asian Liaison, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison, Gay and Lesbian Liaison and the Latino Liaison Units http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/special-liaison-division Federal Bureau of Investigation http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/civilrights/slavery.htm U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section https://www.justice.gov/crt/criminal-section U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/tip.htm U.S. Department of State, Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons http://www.state.gov/j/tip/ U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement http://www.ice.gov/pi/investigations/publicsafety/humantrafficking.htm U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/ Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force- Contact Jessica Johnson at [email protected] Non-Governmental Organizations National Center for Missing & Exploited Children http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US African Tourism Organization http://www.african-tourism.org/ Amara Legal Center www.amaralegal.org Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) http://www.apalrc.org Ayuda http://www.ayuda.com/template/index.cfm Boat People SOS http://bpsos.wordpress.com/ Break the Chain Campaign http://www.breakthechaincampaigndc.org/ Bridge to Freedom Foundation http://www.bridgetofreedomfoundation.org/ Casa De Maryland http://www.casademaryland.org/ Courtney's House http://www.courtneyshouse.org/default.html FAIR Girls http://www.fairgirls.org/ Global Centurion www.globalcenturion.org Global Rescue Relief www.globalrescuerelief.org HER Resiliency Center http://www.herresiliencycenter.org/ HIPS http://www.hips.org/ Innocents At Risk http://www.innocentsatrisk.org/ Latin American Youth Center http://www.layc-dc.org/ Polaris Project http://www.polarisproject.org/ Prevent Human Trafficking http://preventhumantrafficking.org/ Restoration Ministries http://www.restorationministriesdc.org/ Sasha Bruce Youthwork http://www.sashabruce.org/ Shared Hope International http://www.sharedhope.org/ Stop Modern Slavery- DC http://www.stopmodernslavery.org Stop Modern Slavery-VA http://www.meetup.com/virginiastopmodernslavery Tahirih Justice Center http://www.tahirih.org/ United States Conference of Catholic Bishops http://www.usccb.org/mrs/trafficking/index.shtml Women Empowered Against Violence, Inc. http://www.weaveincorp.org/

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