State Agencies and Organizations That Combat Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Includes State-level organizations that provide information on preventing, identifying, and responding to child and youth sex trafficking and exploitation. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
End it Alabama
Phone: (256) 714-1142
END IT Alabama is a project of the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force consisting of State representatives with multidisciplinary backgrounds that meet once a quarter at the Alabama State House. The Task Force focuses on combating all aspects of human trafficking by implementing a comprehensive prevention and response system.
The Alaska Institute for Justice provides State-specific legislation and other relevant information to combat human trafficking in Alaska.
Human Trafficking Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family
Phone: (602) 542-4043
The Governor’s Office offers resources and training for child welfare professionals and community members to identify and intervene in child trafficking.
California Department of Social Services, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
Phone: (916) 651-6160
CDSS offers selected protocols that promote cross collaboration including interagency protocols and a list of specialized service providers by county.
Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Welfare, Human Trafficking Working Group
The working group consists of representatives from a wide range of local and statewide agencies. Its focus is on developing a statewide child welfare response to human trafficking by using the 4 Ps: Prevention, Prosecution, Protection, and Partnerships.
Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team (HART)
HART is a coalition of six interdisciplinary response teams across the State that was created to prevent and reduce domestic minor sex trafficking.
Statewide Council Human Trafficking
The Council works to combat human trafficking by developing and making recommendations to enhance the care options for victims of human trafficking. The Council also works with the Department of Children and Families to maintain a list of human trafficking services available across the State.
YouthSpark is an advocacy organization whose focus is reducing child exploitation and sex trafficking rates. YouthSpark offers services for youth, conducts investigative research, advocates for policy, and develops and provides training.
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Human Trafficking Task Force
The task force’s objective is to eradicate human trafficking within the State of Georgia by working on eight objectives, several of which are specifically focused on children and youth.
Human Trafficking of Children
The Illinois DCFS website provides general information about child sex trafficking and links to specific resources.
Indiana Attorney General
The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) Task Force on the Indiana Attorney General website features selected materials and training resource to educate youth and adults and raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking.
The Iowa Network against Human Trafficking and Slavery
The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery is the only statewide volunteer organization devoted exclusively to ending human trafficking in all its forms.
Office of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution
The Office of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution was created to prevent and protect Kentucky's children from becoming victims of abuse and sexual exploitation and to raise awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking across the State.
The Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network
The Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network provides training, technical assistance, and resources to direct service providers engaged in antitrafficking efforts in Maine as well as community awareness and public policy support. The effort is supported by a statewide Provider Council, and it is a program of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Sex Trafficking Maryland Child Protective Services
Along with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, the Maryland Department of Human Services has responded to the needs of minors who have been victims of trafficking. DHS plays a significant role in helping to identify suspected victims of trafficking and connecting them with available supports and services.
Interagency Human Trafficking Task Force
The Interagency Human Trafficking Task Force addresses all aspects of human trafficking through service development, system change, public awareness, and training.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services connects to protocols and aftercare information related to the trafficking of children in the State of Michigan.
Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force
The Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force addresses human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Minnesota through increasing cross-system collaborative responses.
Missouri Attorney General
The resources on the Office of Public Instruction website have been compiled to empower parents, educators, child-care providers, and community members to protect children against sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual abuse.
Montana Department of Justice
The Montana Department of Justice has a continued commitment to victims of human trafficking. In partnership with Federal authorities, this agency plays a key role in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking in Montana.
Office of Public Instruction
The resources on the Office of Public Instruction website have been compiled to empower parents, educators, child-care providers, and community members to protect children against sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual abuse
Task Force on Human Trafficking
Phone: (402) 471-2194
The Task Force on Human Trafficking highlights research reports and meeting minutes.
Nevada Attorney General
The Office of the Nevada Attorney General website highlights resources for Nevadans to address human trafficking in their State, including hotlines and educational materials.
New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking
The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is a network of over 150 statewide organizations that coordinates community efforts to address human trafficking in the State of New Jersey.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides training and support to professionals working with children and youth who have been sexually exploited or trafficked.
Project No Rest
Project No Rest is a statewide project to increase awareness and prevention around human trafficking. Its website explains the ways in which communities and professionals can intervene in the lives of trafficked children.
Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force
The Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force highlights coalitions, laws, campaigns, and reports about preventing human trafficking in Ohio.
Pennsylvania County Anti-Trafficking Coalitions - Not in My Back Yard
Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) is an organization that focuses on raising awareness about modern day slavery and helping individuals and groups to understand how they can make a difference. The NIMBY website compiles information about various county-level antitrafficking coalitions across Pennsylvania.
South Dakota West River Human Trafficking Task Force
South Dakota’s West River Human Trafficking Task Force exists as a collaboration of diverse organizations and individuals connected to combat the issue of trafficking in persons by raising awareness, providing information and education, advocating for prosecution of offenders, and supporting human trafficking victims and survivors.
The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking
The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking is organized to combat domestic minor sex trafficking through educating the community, engaging in legal research, collaborating with front line organizations, and providing resources to public officials to promote positive legislative change.
It Has To Stop
It Has To Stop outlines contributing factors to human trafficking as well as the ways in which Tennessee citizens can respond to and help prevent trafficking.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website connects to State-specific resources that define human trafficking and explain effective response systems.
Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force
The Task Force section of the Utah Attorney General website highlights definitions of key indicators, myths, and facts of human trafficking and a tip line to report it.
Virginia Department of Social Services
The Virginia Department of Social Services features prevention training designed for local departments of social services staff and community partners within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Washington's Task Force Against Trafficking of Persons
The Washington's Task Force Against Trafficking of Persons section of the Office of the Attorney General website explains how human trafficking most frequently manifests in Washington State and provides information about law enforcement efforts to address the crime.
Washington Department of Commerce
The Washington State Department of Commerce provides indicators of child sexual exploitation and State-specific contacts and services available in Washington.
West Virginia Center for Children's Justice
The West Virginia Children’s Justice Center Human Trafficking Project illustrates the State's multipronged approach to identifying, preventing, and responding to child trafficking.
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
The Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force is a State-level task force cochaired by the Secretary of Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Attorney General of Wisconsin. Details about the State's trafficking response plan and workgroups are included on the DCF website.