The Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking (HAC-HT) is the Mayor’s anti-human trafficking task force composed of over 40 agencies and collaborative groups that operate at scale. The task force was instituted in 2012 and receives the full support of Mayor Sylvester Turner. United Against Human Trafficking has been a member of the council since its inception. HAC-HT’s mission is to bring communities together to eradicate trafficking through partnerships with stakeholders working to prevent human trafficking and protect trafficking victims and prosecute traffickers. HAC-HT is part of a larger City of Houston Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan to be executed over the 4-year term of the current Mayor. The plan in its entirety can be found at www.humantraffickinghouston.org.
Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition
One of the ways United Against Human Trafficking combats human trafficking is by gathering together a diverse coalition of local non-profits, faith-based organizations, business and government agencies. Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition meets bi-monthly to share information, news, trends, and upcoming activities around the issue of human trafficking. If your organization would like more information on the coalition or how to become a member, please send an inquiry through our Contact Us page by clicking here.
Established in 2004, The Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA) is a collaboration of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies working together with area social service organizations. Since its inception, membership has grown, becoming recognized as a national model for its partnerships and effectiveness in identifying and assisting the victims of human trafficking and effectively identifying, apprehending and prosecuting those engaged in trafficking offenses. Over the years, numerous complex multi-agency investigations have occurred, which involved both international and domestic human trafficking victims. HTRA members have frequently been called upon to serve as presenters at national conferences and to provide technical assistance to other task forces and agencies involved in combating human trafficking. Since its inception, members have provided assistance to more than 133 victims and have trained nearly 2,000 federal, state and local law enforcement and other non-governmental organizations on trafficking issues. For more information visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/human-trafficking-rescue-alliance