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Southwest Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Award Information

Award #
2020-VT-BX-K007
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Butler County
  • Clermont County
  • Hamilton County
  • Warren County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
OH
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Hamilton
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$900,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $900,000)

The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking, to include enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and other stakeholders to identify victims and provide justice for those victims through the investigation and prosecution of their traffickers. This award made to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is funded under FY 2020 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking which is designed to This funding will support dedicated staff from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to coordinate the Southwest Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and ensure that there is consistent priority given to human trafficking investigations in this region. This funding stream will not only mitigate that through dedicated law enforcement staff, but will also support funding and capacity on both the service provider and law enforcement side to develop formalized procedures and protocols for investigations in the community and train more officers and relevant professionals to increase victim identifications and prosecutions. The focus of the task force will be to identify person/s who are being trafficked and/or being forced into a life of servitude. Law enforcement officials will take a proactive approach to attempt to identify the portion of the population that are being victimized by human trafficking. Additionally, law enforcement will mobilize for any and all tips received in order to assess and identify any potential human trafficking victims in the region. CA/NCF.
Date Created: September 21, 2020