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Structure

THE DAILY WORK OF THE COUNCIL IS HANDLED BY 5 SUBCOMMITTEES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCES:

1. OUTREACH AND PUBLIC AWARENESS

Purpose: Develops language, messaging, and media to be used when coordinating public interfacing activities for the Council.

2. STRATEGIC PLANNING AND TRAFFICKING PROTOCOL

Purpose:  Recommends standard operating procedures and protocols for the Council.

3. POLICY AND LEGISLATION

Purpose: Identifies the gaps and obstacles to addressing human trafficking and recommends policies and legislation to address those challenges.

4. TRAINING SUBCOMMITTEE

Purpose: Creates a common training curriculum involving experienced trainers from a variety of fields, including law enforcement, victim services, victim impact/survivor consultants, and other specialized service providers such as legal assistance or mental health providers.

5. VICTIM SERVICE

Purpose: Ensures high quality trauma-informed, victim-centered appropriate services are available to all victims of human trafficking in Mississippi and services are delivered with respect to cultural and
linguistic diversity to all individuals without regard to gender, age, race, and other demographics.

6. LAW ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCES

Purpose: Each Task Force is made up of local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney, who solicits leads for and facilitates discussion of potential or ongoing investigations to de-conflict and coordinate. Task Forces investigate leads, develop prosecutable cases, and provide support for pending cases and the grand jury.