ABOUT THE TASK FORCE
The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (SFHTTF) is federally funded by the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the enhanced collaborative partnership between Miami-Dade Police Department and International Rescue Committee. It works in partnership with the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Homeland Security Investigations in Miami. The SFHTTF is currently composed of over 400 members from various sectors in the Tri-County area.
The SFHTTF utilizes all of its authorities and resources in a cohesive global enforcement response in order to dismantle the global criminal infrastructure engaged in human trafficking. The SFHTTF has developed a comprehensive strategy to combat these criminal organizations through coordination with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and law enforcement within South Florida in order to identify and provide services to trafficking victims, and coordinate investigations. The SFHTTF uses a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach mandated by law in which the identification, rescue, and needs of victims have equal importance to the apprehension and prosecution of traffickers.
Funded Task Force Partners
Service Provider: International Rescue Committee
Law Enforcement: Miami Dade Police Department
Grant Evaluation: Florida International University
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE 1-888-373-7888
September 14, 2020 - Miami-Dade Police Department Human Trafficking Squad was awarded the “Team/Task Force of the Year,” by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Missing and Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board.
December 23, 2020 - HSI Miami and MDPD received the 2020 ICE Director's Interagency Award for their Super Bowl Human Trafficking Initiative.
January 21, 2021 - The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force was awarded the "Counter Trafficking Task Force" Resilience Award by the Ark of Freedom Alliance
Our committees are spaces where organizations, individuals, and agencies can focus their efforts on different aspects of counter-trafficking efforts:
Law Enforcement (closed to the public – invite only)
Outreach, Training, and Education