What Is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the exploitation of a human being through force, fraud or coercion. It is the recruitment, harboring, transporting or procurement of a person for labor or services for the sole purpose of involuntary servitude or forced commercial sex acts.This crime is a domestic and international issue that affects far too many women and men and children.
What Is the City Doing To Combat Human Trafficking?
The Arlington Police Department is a member of the North Texas Anti-Trafficking Team (NTATT), which was established to rescue trafficking victims and to ensure their safety, well-being and health through proactive law enforcement and social services delivery for victims.The North Texas Anti-Trafficking Team will accomplish this goal by:
- Assisting in proactive investigations of sex trafficking and labor trafficking crimes, involving men and women, adults, minors, domestic and foreign national victims within the North Texas area serviced by NTATT partners.
- Identifying victims of all forms of human trafficking and offer a comprehensive array of restorative services to meet each victim’s individual needs.
- Supporting the prosecution of trafficking crimes on state and federal levels.
- Enhancing the community’s capacity to identify and report trafficking crimes by conducting training, public awareness and outreach activities.
The task force team members are committed to searching for and rescuing victims by pursuing investigations of individuals and organizations that will result in criminal prosecutions.
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