Task Force Structure
The Plymouth County Human Trafficking Task Force (PCHTTF) consists of key agencies and strategic leadership that are committed to the achievement of the Task Force’s goals and objectives. The Task Force is led by The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office (PCDAO) and Health Imperatives. Both agencies are funded partners under the Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking grant solicitation. PCDAO and Health Imperatives are considered the Core Team and collaboratively lead Task Force efforts.
The Task Force demonstrates a commitment to active engagement and substantial participation in the efforts to combat human trafficking in Plymouth County.
PCHTTF has developed four subcommittees that seek to address all aspects of the Task Force’s mission:
- Housing and Services
- Outreach and Awareness
- Law Enforcement
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).
These subcommittees come together semiannually at Task Force Roundtable meetings to share progress on Task Force goals and subcommittee projects, and to strengthen partnerships across disciplines. The subcommittee co-chairs, along with other key stakeholders and the Core Team, oversee Task Force efforts as members of the Executive Committee.
Housing and Services Subcommittee
The Housing and Services Subcommittee meets bi-monthly and includes individuals from agencies and organizations that provide a variety of services for survivors of trafficking. The goals of this subcommittee are as follows:
- Enhance relationships and referral pathways among service providers
- Identify existing gaps in services
- Ensure seamless coordination of comprehensive, trauma-informed services for all victims of trafficking
Outreach and Awareness Subcommittee
The Outreach and Awareness Subcommittee meets as needed to create campaigns and social media content to raise awareness of human trafficking within Plymouth County. The goals of this subcommittee are as follows:
- Promote anti-trafficking awareness, with a specific focus on community needs and gaps in human trafficking education
- Develop outreach strategies, campaigns, and materials
- Strengthen community partnerships and involve additional community members in Task Force activities
Law Enforcement Subcommittee
The Law Enforcement Subcommittee meets monthly and consists of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. The goals of this subcommittee are as follows:
- Share intelligence
- Strategize ongoing or future investigations and prosecutions
- Improve case results
The CSEC Task Force was originally created in 2017 and was recently absorbed into the PCHTTF as one of its subcommittees. The mission of this subcommittee is to increase the awareness, identification, and prevention of CSEC; collaborate and share information to improve interventions throughout our community; identify and increase access to trauma-informed services for victims of CSEC or those at risk; hold exploiters accountable through prosecution; and create a more victim-centered and trauma-informed culture in Plymouth County. The goals of this subcommittee are as follows:
- Enhance Plymouth County’s CSEC Protocol and the multidisciplinary team (MDT) response
- Increase training regarding specialized and/or vulnerable youth populations including male victims, LGBTQ+ youth, and homeless/runaway youth