The mission of the Georgia Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking is to build and support consistent collaboration between Law Enforcement, Victim Service Providers, and State agencies while strengthening the victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to combat all forms of human trafficking so that victims are safe and offenders are held accountable.
In 2019, the Human Trafficking Unit at the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) was awarded $800,000 in funding from the United States Department of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance to create the Georgia Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking. This law-enforcement based, statewide task force addresses ALL forms of human trafficking: domestic minor sex trafficking, adult sex trafficking, and labor trafficking.
CJCC was also awarded $900,000 from the Office of Crime Victims (OVC) to support direct services to all human trafficking victims. In collaboration with the Coalition, through this OVC award, Tapestri, Inc. serves foreign national victims of trafficking, Wellspring Living provides services to adult victims, and the Child Advocacy Centers of Georgia provide services to minor victims. These collaborations increase services for human trafficking victims throughout the state.
The Coalition hired a statewide Coordinator, Victor Williams, to lead Georgia’s FIRST law enforcement-based and statewide task force. As a former Homeland Security Agent, Mr. Williams comes to Georgia bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience, including his work leading a similar task force in Florida.
The Coalition also utilizes CJCC's Statistical Analysis Center to enhance the investigative work of this task force. They provide useful data on where human trafficking is happening in Georgia. Their innovative team of analysts has been working overtime to identify hot spots and proxy indicators of human trafficking activity in Georgia.
By innovating and tackling this problem in victim-centered, multidisciplinary, and collaborative ways, CJCC shows survivors that Georgia stands with them and will continue to provide the resources needed to end Human Trafficking in Georgia.
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