Types of trafficking addressed:
Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking
Labor Trafficking / Exploitation
Direct Services Provided:
Victim Support, Community Education, Law Enforcement Training
. Prevent, intervene and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking.
. Work together with existing organizations to utilize available resources, and identify unmet needs to effectively help victims.
Community Awareness and Responsibility:
. Educate the community on human trafficking in Bucks County
. Empower the community to spread awareness, address demand, and respond to potential trafficking situations.
Law Enforcement and Prosecution:
. Train and empower law enforcement and prosecutors to effectively identify and respond to trafficking situations and victims.
Legislation and Public Policy:
. Identify public policy issues and opportunities to influence legislative initiatives related to human trafficking.
. Educate the coalition and the community on current proposed legislation.
. Coordinate response for victims
. outreach and education programs to raise community awareness
. advocate for legislative and policy change
. coordinate training and education to law enforcement and social services.
Coalition meets every other month
Sub-committees meet on alternative months
Deirdre Blackburn, Human Trafficking Coordinator, NOVA Network of Victim Assistance.