How New York State is Responding to Human Trafficking

The State Created a Task Force

In 2007, "IATF on Human Trafficking" was created under Social Services Law Section 483-ee. This is the New York State Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking.

IATF Human Trafficking Objectives:

  • Recommend interagency protocols and best practices for training and outreach. These are for service providers and the law enforcement community to:
  • Gather data on the number of victims.
  • Get data on the law's effectiveness.
  • Evaluate methods to increase public awareness about trafficking.
  • Make recommendations on these methods.

ITAF Human Trafficking agency members

The ITAF Human Trafficking is Co-chaired by Commissioners of Two Agencies:

  • The Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Other State Agencies on the Task Force Include (but are not limited to*):

  • Department of Health
  • Office of Mental Health
  • Department of Labor
  • Office of Children and Family Services
  • Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
  • New York State Office of Victim Services (formerly Crime Victims Board)
  • Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  • State Police

*The full list of IATF Human Trafficking members can be found in the IATF Human Trafficking Report.