Trafficking in Persons
Trafficking in Persons Council
The Interagency Task Force on Trafficking in Persons, established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2004, is now the Trafficking in Persons Council. The original mission of the task force was to research the extent of trafficking in Connecticut, as well as determine what services are available to victims and how well equipped Connecticut law enforcement agencies are to deal with the problem.
In the 2007 legislative session, the General Assembly passed PA 07-107, AA Establishing a Trafficking in Persons Council, tasking the new group with determining what services are available to victims and how to best coordinate a response. Additionally, funding was provided to the Office of Victim Services to develop a coordinated response system to trafficking of persons, including providing trainings on how to address the issue of human trafficking. The council includes law enforcement officials, leaders of state agencies, and community-based advocates and providers of services to victims. The council reports to the legislature annually.
In 2013, the General Assembly passed PA 13-166, An Act Concerning the Forfeiture of Moneys and Property Related to Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking (sHB 5666) that, among other things, requires the Council to examine existing law related to trafficking in person, identify any deficiencies, and report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by January 1, 2014. To read our summary of this legislation please refer to our 2013 Legislative Report or watch our PowerPoint presentation.
Trafficking in Persons Council Meeting Materials:
December 10, 2013
November 19, 2103
October 29, 2013
August 28, 2013
For additional information, please contact Natasha Pierre at Natasha.Pierre@cga.ct.gov