Our Mission

 To develop and implement a multidisciplinary response to human trafficking in New Hampshire that is coordinated and collaborative, victim-centered and trauma informed, includes prevention, and holds offenders accountable.

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What Collaboration Means to Us

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Our Goals

  1. IDENTIFY VICTIMS OF ALL FORMS OF TRAFFICKING

  2. INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE CASES AT THE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS

  3. IDENTIFY AND COORDINATE COMPREHENSIVE, VICTIM-CENTERED AND TRAUMA-INFORMED SERVICES FOR ALL SURVIVORS

  4. ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUTREACH, EDUCATION AND AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS TO ENABLE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PREVENTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Guiding Principles

  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING—BOTH SEX AND LABOR—HAPPENS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING IMPACTS ALL GENDERS, AGES, NATIONALITIES AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND OUR RESPONSE INCLUDING INVESTIGATIONS, PROSECUTION, SERVICES, TRAINING, AND AWARENESS MUST BE INCLUSIVE.

  • COLLABORATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS

  • EFFECTIVE INVESTIGATIONS, PROSECUTIONS, AND SERVICES MUST BE VICTIM-CENTERED AND TRAUMA-INFORMED.

  • PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING REQUIRES A THOUGHTFUL AND LONG-TERM APPROACH WITH POLICIES AND ACTIONS INFORMED BY DATA AND EXPERIENCE.

Our Leadership

A Core Team leads the Task Force, comprised of the Manchester Police Department, Waypoint, the United States Attorney’s Office of New Hampshire, Homeland Security Investigations - ICE and the Division for Children, Youth and Families

Our Membership

The Task Force represents a diverse group of stakeholders committed to sharing their experience and expertise. With the implementation of a three year plan (beginning in October 2016) the Task Force will continue to engage and grow its membership in order to develop the best response and supports and achieve the four goals.