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Director Hart Discusses Services to Victims of Human Trafficking at Grantee Orientation

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart spoke at the FY 2019 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Grantee Orientation.

In her remarks, Director Hart addresses the challenges faced by human trafficking task forces to identify and serve victims during the pandemic and highlights the commitment by the Trump Administration and the Department of Justice to combat human trafficking.

Director Hart states that “the multidisciplinary, collaborative anti-human trafficking task forces you have formed in your communities are critical to identifying and assisting all victims of human trafficking and ensuring their traffickers are brought to justice … I know that you will use all of your resourcefulness to continue to identify human trafficking victims, deliver them with vital services, and investigate and prosecute traffickers and their crimes.”

Director Hart also discusses recent changes at the Office of Justice Programs to consolidate law enforcement, juvenile justice, and victim services trafficking initiatives under one Human Trafficking Division at the Office for Victims of Crime.

Date Published: August 26, 2020