Task Force Toolkit Registration Form

Please fill in the form below. Once you complete your registration, you will receive an email containing the toolkit files.





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We are interested in knowing how your organization plans to use the toolkit you selected. Please describe what you will do with its resources.

Voluntary Request for Acknowledgment*

The City of Houston offers its anti-human trafficking resources for free. To track the impact of our work, we would appreciate receiving acknowledgment when you use our toolkits. Please indicate how you plan to acknowledge the City of Houston. Examples can include acknowledging the City of Houston in official press communications, linking to our toolkits on your website, etc. Please note: You will have access to all of our toolkits, regardless of your ability to officially acknowledge the City of Houston.

Unable to officially acknowledge the City of Houston? Then consider simply promoting our free resources throughout your network! We ask that you refrain from e-mailing the resources you receive—instead, please share the link to our homepage: humantraffickinghouston.org.

Guidelines for Responsible Use

Use the Task Force Toolkit in a responsible fashion by following the below guidelines:

  1. We respectfully ask that you do not represent yourself as a City of Houston employee or member of the Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking when using the Toolkit’s information and resources.
  2. Consider how to best establish your task force. HAC-HT is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office, which frames its goals and projects. Determine what form and organization your task force should take on in light of your locality’s needs.
  3. Strike a balance between local needs and international standards. HAC-HT reorganized in 2015 to align with the United Nations’ Palermo Protocol. Although the organization of your task force should be responsive to local need, realize also the legitimacy that comes through alignment with internationally recognized standards.
  4. Use the HAC-HT member list as a guide in forming your own task force, but understand the composition of task forces will vary. HAC-HT is a multi-disciplinary task force, and members represent direct service providers, prevention and advocacy groups, law enforcement, and private funders. Assess what the right composition of agencies is for your area, but keep in mind the benefit of having a multi-disciplinary task force whose primary focus is systemic change and policy efforts.
  5. Before sending invitations to potential members, find out if a law enforcement task force already operates in your region. Determine if it is federally-funded and if victim service providers have joined their efforts. If so, consider what focus your task force should have and how you can best add value to already existing efforts.
  6. Be strategic when inviting core and ancillary members. In the case of HAC-HT, individuals were originally invited to join based on their organization’s ability to effect change at scale. To have the biggest impact, you need reliable members who can make a lasting contribution.
  7. Establish your task force’s credibility. HAC-HT benefits from the legitimacy of the Houston Mayor’s Office. Determine whether there are any avenues in your area (or even nationally) for gaining official recognition, such as gaining the support of your Mayor and/or Governor.

I, , have read and agree to the above Guidelines for Responsible Use.


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CITY OF HOUSTON

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HARMLESS AGREEMENT

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WHEREAS, the (Participant) wishes to access information contained in the City of Houston’s (Houston) humantraffickinghouston.org website (Program); and

WHEREAS, Houston is willing to allow such access to the Program website information at the sole risk of the Participant, and

WHEREAS, the Participant individual ACKNOWLEDGES and UNDERSTANDS that he/she will be accessing information in the Program at their own risk. The Participant will abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as the rules and directions of the Program’s coordinators.

NOW THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION OF MY BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM, AT MY SPECIAL INSTANCE AND REQUEST, I FOR AND ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MY HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS, RELEASE, ACQUIT AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, TOGETHER WITH ITS FORMER AND PRESENT ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS (IN BOTH THEIR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CAPACITIES), SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS AND ALL AFFILIATED PERSONS AND ENTITIES, INCLUDING HUMANTRAFFICKINGHOUSTON.ORG (PROGRAM) (HEREINAFTER COLLECTIVELY HOUSTON), OF, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES OF EVERY KIND, CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER AT LAW OR IN EQUITY, IN CONTRACT OR TORT, UNDER STATUTORY OR LOSSES, JUDGMENTS, FINES, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE OR SERVICES, OR INJURIES TO REAL AND/OR PERSONAL PROPERTY AND/OR PERSONS (INCLUDING DEATH) (COLLECTIVELY CLAIMS), AND DO FURTHER AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS HOUSTON OF FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING ALL EXPENSES OF LITIGATION, COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES) ASSERTED BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY AGAINST HOUSTON WHETHER ARISING OUT OF, TOUCHING UPON OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE PROGRAM AND/OR THE PRESENCE, MALFUNCTION, MAINTENANCE, ADDITION, SUBSTITUTION, USE OR CONDITION OF ANY TANGIBLE PERSONAL, OR REAL PROPERTY OWNED, LEASED, OPERATED, OR UTILIZED BY HOUSTON IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM IF THE CLAIM IS THE RESULT OF THE ACTUAL OR ALLEGED SOLE NEGLIGENCE OF HOUSTON AND/OR THE RESULT OF THE ACTUAL OR ALLEGED JOINT OR CONCURRENT NEGLIGENCE OF HOUSTON AND ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY AND/OR THE ACTUAL OR ALLEGED STRICT, STATUTORY OR CONSTITUTIONAL LIABILITY OF HOUSTON.

I hereby agree to the terms and conditions set out above for access to the website information contained in the City of Houston’s humantraffickinghouston.org website*.