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Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role

The FY 2019 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role solicitation is now available. The purpose of this opportunity is to support law enforcement entities in building capacity and operational effectiveness as a core member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary human trafficking task force. Apply by: June 11, 2019.


Anticipated FY 2019 Solicitations that Support Law Enforcement

This resource highlights different law enforcement solicitations that are expected to be available from BJA in FY 2019, including opportunities that relate to body-worn cameras, human trafficking investigations, opioids, school safety, and more.


Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.


Funding for Task Forces to Combat Human Trafficking
Since FY2015, the Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office for Victims of Crime have funded 29 Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Human Trafficking Task Forces for the purpose of combatting human trafficking in communities across the U.S.  

BJA is pleased to announce the recipients of the FY2017 Anti-Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Task Force awards.  The 2 agencies receiving these cooperative agreements were selected through a competitive process, under the FY 2017 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation

Click here to view a list of the FY 2017 BJA-funded Enhanced Collaborative Model Human Trafficking Task Forces

To view a map of current and previous BJA-funded Human Trafficking task forces, click here.

To access lists of task forces funded in prior years, click on the appropriate FY.

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            FY2015

Report Trafficking
Suspected incidents of trafficking can be reported by contacting your local FBI office.

In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services maintains, through the Polaris Project, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), which operates 24-hours, 7-days-a-week. Please call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733).


FY 2019 Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role
Application Deadline: 06/11/2019, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to develop or enhance law enforcement's role in multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces within the United States. This program furthers the Department's mission by enhancing law enforcement task force capacity to combat human trafficking.
Solicitation  Webinar (4/24/2019)

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BJA has competitively selected the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to provide law enforcement related training and technical assistance (TTA) to the BJA or Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded task forces. IACP will provide an array of training and technical assistance resources that match the identified needs of the local task forces. Further, IACP has worked with several task forces to gather feedback to enhance existing trainings, provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and emphasize data-driven, best practices, via online platforms. The TTA emphasizes the importance of effective collaboration among task force partners, data collection, and analysis. Visit the Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance section of the IACP website for more information on and access to IACP resources and training on anti-human trafficking investigations and prosecutions.

BJA works in partnership with OVC, other federal agencies, and a variety of organizations to assist a task force’s ability to: (1) identify and rescue victims; (2) proactively investigate all forms of human trafficking and successfully prosecute traffickers; and (3) raise the awareness of communities to the menace of trafficking.

Upcoming trainings from the IACP include the following:

  • Effective Strategies to Investigate and Prosecute Labor Trafficking in the United States (classroom)
  • Basic Human Trafficking Investigations for Law Enforcement (online)
  • Advanced Human Trafficking Investigation/prosecution (classroom)
  • Human trafficking in tribal communities (delivery format to be determined)

Available training resources from the IACP:

  • The Crime of Human Trafficking DVD (3 part series)
  • Online trainings and archived webinars are available, including:
    • Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers (a DVD roll call training toolkit on this topic can be requested)
    • Archived webinars:
      • Closing the Door on Illicit Massage Businesses: Holding Traffickers Accountable
      • Approaches on Prosecuting Labor Trafficking Cases with Civil Rights Laws
      • The State of Modern Slavery in the U.S.: Trends and Tools for Law Enforcement and Victim Service Providers
      • Labor Trafficking: Improving Victim Identification
      • Immigration Relief for Human Trafficking Victims: T Visa, U Visa, and Continued Presence
      • Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Going Forward Without a Victim

Alissa Huntoon
Senior Policy Advisor
202-305-1661
E-mail: alissa.huntoon@usdoj.gov

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month January 2019, Bureau of Justice Assistance, January 2019. This resource highlights fiscal year 2018 activities of BJA's law enforcement Enhanced Collaborative Model task force members.
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Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy e-Guide: Strengthening Collaborative Responses, BJA and OVC, October 2014. The purpose of this guide is to assist in the development and day to day operations of an anti-human trafficking task force and to provide fundamental guidance for effective task force operations.
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National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking, The purpose of this report was to share available programs and services with other jurisdictions to better serve victims of trafficking.
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More BJA Publications

How can suspected incidents of human trafficking be reported?  Answer

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FY 2013 Grant Awards for the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking.


Announcement:

Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking Webinar

Join BJA, Office for Victims of Crime, and International Association of Chiefs of Police personnel for the FY 2019 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking: Supporting Law Enforcement's Role webinar, taking place April 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. ET. Learn about solicitation eligibility requirements, deliverables, and more. 


Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking

Through the FY 2018 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking opportunity, BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applications to develop or enhance multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces within the United States. Apply by: July 5, 2018.


The State of Modern Slavery in the U.S.: Trends and Tools for Law Enforcement and Victim Service Providers

On March 14 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET, BJA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police will host a webinar for law enforcement and victim service providers to explore the 25 most common human trafficking business models in the U.S. identified by the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Register today to participate in this event.


Anti-Human Trafficking TTA Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2017 competitive grant announcement for the National Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) for Law Enforcement Task Forces Program. This announcement specifically requests submissions from applicants to serve as a nationwide TTA provider. Apply by: March 9, 2017.


Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Solicitation Released

BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) have released the FY 2016 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation. Applications are due May 10, 2016.


What Law Enforcement Can Do About Human Trafficking

Read the latest edition of the National White Collar Crime Center's (NW3C) "The Briefing" to learn what law enforcement can do about human trafficking, what the public can do, and what courses available for further information.


NIJ Human Trafficking Studies Now Available

The National Institute of Justice recently released two studies that explore ways to prevent human trafficking and prosecute trafficking cases. Read A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts and Identifying Challenges to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of State and Local Human Trafficking Cases.


OVC and BJA Release Human Trafficking TTA Resources Directory

BJA and OVC have launched the Directory of Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers. This directory includes TTA opportunities available on topics ranging from building strong cases for prosecution to providing comprehensive victim services.


Combating Human Trafficking Solicitation Released

BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime have released the FY 2013 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation. Applications are due March 14, 2013.


Funding:

Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking
Application Deadline: 07/05/2018, 11:59 PM
BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applications to develop or enhance multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces within the United States. This program furthers the Department's mission by enhancing the law enforcement and social service field's response to victims of human trafficking.
Solicitation


National Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement Task Forces Program FY 2017 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/09/2017, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for the Anti-Human Trafficking National Training and Technical Assistance for Enhanced Collaborative Model Law Enforcement Task Force Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by enhancing the capacity of state and local jurisdictions in preventing and reducing crime.
Solicitation


Enhanced Collaborative Model To Combat Human Trafficking
Application Deadline: 02/27/2017, 11:59 PM
BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applications for funding under this joint solicitation to support the enhancement of multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces in the United States.
Solicitation


FY 2016 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Competitive Solicitation
Application Deadline: 05/10/2016, 11:59 PM
BJA and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for funding under a joint solicitation to support the development and enhancement of multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces within the United States. This program furthers the Department’s mission by enhancing the law enforcement and social service field’s response to victims of human trafficking.
Solicitation


FY 2015 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Competitive Solicitation
Application Deadline: 05/11/2015, 11:59 PM
OVC and BJA will award between $600-$900,000 to law enforcement agencies and victim service providers to work collaboratively to develop and enhance multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces.
Solicitation


Anti-Human Trafficking National Training and Technical Assistance Program for Law Enforcement Task Forces FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/21/2015, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking a provider for the Anti-Human Trafficking National Training and Technical Assistance Program for Law Enforcement Task Forces
Solicitation


National Training and Technical Assistance: Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement and State Prosecutors Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/13/2014, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking a provider to deliver, nationwide, anti-human trafficking training and technical assistance (TTA) services to law enforcement agencies as well as state prosecutors.
Solicitation


Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/14/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applicants for funding to support an enhanced anti-human trafficking law enforcement task force and victim service model designed to identify, rescue, and assist foreign and domestic, adult and minor, victims of human trafficking within the United States.
Solicitation


Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Law Enforcement FY 2012 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/10/2012, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking to develop and deliver training for federally-recognized Indian tribes with their respective law enforcement and criminal justice authorities (tribal, state, and/or federal law enforcement) that will equip them with the knowledge and ability to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking on tribal lands.
Solicitation


Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/29/2012, 11:59 PM
BJA and the Office for Victims of Crime are seeking applicants for funding to support an enhanced anti-human trafficking law enforcement task force and victim service model designed to identify, rescue, and assist foreign and domestic, adult and minor, victims of human trafficking within the United States.
Solicitation


Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking FY 2010 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 07/27/2010, 07:59 PM
Through this solicitation, BJA and OVC seek to update the DOJ multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task force model for contemporary relevance and incorporate lessons learned into a new model: the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking.
Solicitation


Law Enforcement Task Forces and Services for Human Trafficking Victims FY 2006 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/25/2006, 11:59 PM
The overall goals of this program are: 1) to continue to enhance law enforcement’s ability to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking, 2) to provide law enforcement with the resources and training to identify and rescue victims of trafficking, and 3) to ensure that comprehensive services are available wherever trafficking victims are found.
Solicitation


Joint Call for FY 2005 Human Trafficking Task Force and Victim Services Concept Papers
Application Deadline: 05/12/2005, 11:59 PM
This joint call for concept papers from state and local law enforcement agencies and victim service agencies is a preliminary step to apply for federal funds to (1) form collaborative human trafficking task forces or (2) supplement current trafficking victim service provider funding in areas where a BJA-funded task force already exists.
Solicitation


Law Enforcement and Service Provider Multidisciplinary Anti-Trafficking Task Forces FY 2004 Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 10/01/2004, 11:59 PM
This program will provide support for state and local law enforcement to work collaboratively with victim and social services organizations and federal agencies in the identification of human trafficking victims.
Solicitation

 

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