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:

Trafficking in Persons Council Members

2013-2014 TIP Meeting Schedule – *Please note this has been updated to reflect that the June 2014 meeting has been canceled.

2013-2014 TIP Committees

April 14, 2014

TIP Minutes April 16, 2014 – Draft

Truckers Against Trafficking Presentation Materials

February 11, 2014

TIP Minutes February 11, 2014

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Forum

TIP Agenda February 11, 2014

December 10, 2013

TIP Minutes December 10, 2013

TIP Agenda December 10, 2013

November 19, 2103

TIP Minutes November 19, 2013

TIP Committee Notes November 19, 2013

TIP Agenda November 19, 2013

Winning Dignity and Respect: A Guide to the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

OLR Backgrounder on Human Trafficking, 2012

Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking 7.13

October 29, 2013

TIP Minutes October 29, 2013

TIP Committee Discussion Recommendations 10/29/2013

TIP Agenda October 29, 2013

From Bill Rivera-Emerging Practices in Child Welfare – HT Briefing_Spotlight_B

Four “Ps”: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Partnerships

August 28, 2013

TIP Minutes August 28, 2013

TIP Agenda August 28, 2013

PCSW PowerPoint: Connecticut’s Human Trafficking Laws

Older Meetings:

View the Trafficking in Persons Council Archives

Reports

Trafficking in Persons Council Recommendations to the Connecticut General Assembly 2014

Trafficking in Persons Council Annual Report: 2011

Trafficking in Persons Council Annual Report: 2009-2010

Trafficking in Persons Council Annual Report: 2008

Trafficking in Persons Council Annual Report: 2007

Resources

U.S. Secretary of State’s Annual Trafficking in Persons Report – Released 2011

For additional information, please contact Natasha Pierre at Natasha.Pierre@cga.ct.gov

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