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The Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force

The Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force (MN-HTTF) was established by state legislation (MN Statute §299A.79) in 2006. During this time, the Task Force successfully brought together stakeholders from across the state to address human trafficking. The Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force has been instrumental in enacting strong legislation over the past few years to give law enforcement and prosecutors clearer guidance and stronger tools for addressing the problem of human trafficking.

State of Alaska Task Force on the Crime of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Executive Summary and Introduction

The State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking was established by legislation in 2012 to do the following: (1) look at the prevalence of the crimes of human trafficking and sex trafficking in Alaska; (2) assess the current services available to victims of human and sex trafficking; and (3) make recommendations for ways to further assist victims. This report is the final culmination of the task force’s work and includes the task force’s final recommendations.

Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of American Indian Women And Girls In Minnesota


The topic of this report is the commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls in Minnesota, including but not limited to sex trafficking. In 2006, the Legislature passed Minnesota Statute section 299A.79 requiring the Commissioner of Public Safety to develop a plan to address current human trafficking and prevent future human trafficking in Minnesota.

Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017

Executive Summary

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Obama Administration reaffirmed the American values of freedom and equality by asking federal agencies to develop a plan to strengthen services for victims of human trafficking.

Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota

By Melissa Farley, Nicole Matthews, Sarah Deer, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark, Eileen Hudon

Research by Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education

October 27, 2011
William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cover art by Catherine Whipple, Managing Editor, The Circle: News from a Native American Perspective


Creating a Human Trafficking Strategic Plan to Protect and Heal Native Children and Youth

Human trafficking is a crime in which people profit from the exploitation of others. Victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults over the age of 18 who are forced, coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and children and adults compelled into different forms of labor.


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