The HAC-HT brings community stakeholders together to eradicate trafficking through partnerships to support Strategic Plan execution.
Expand Former Mayor Parker’s Task Force to include various community stakeholders and restructure the new Council.
Apply systems thinking to the Human Trafficking field and coordinate services to better serve victims from intake to reintegration. Create and establish systems to track and provide services according to vulnerability that measure successful reintegration.
Identify the root causes of Human Trafficking and work with organizations that provide services to vulnerable populations to reduce the likelihood of these groups being victimized in this manner.
The HAC-HT will be based on a broad community approach centered on public health and additional at risk intersection screenings like homelessness and prostitution for direct referrals to services.
In January 2015, Former Mayor Parker approved a proposal to transform the Human Trafficking Task Force she formed in 2012 into the Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking. By including additional stakeholders and structuring the Council; the Council is using a community driven approach to address human trafficking in a systematic way. This Council will continue to evolve as we progress in our work to reflect the external environment’s needs. This first iteration of the Council was based on the 4 P framework, we have since moved to a project based framework.