Mayor Sylvester Turner is proud to open applications to an international city cohort of Mayor’s Office representatives for the Virtual International Human Trafficking Response Ten/Ten Muni-Fellowship. The City of Houston developed and executed a two-phase anti-trafficking municipal response beginning in 2015.

Accepted attendees will learn how to develop their own municipal response, execute a systems-level services program, regulate industries and implement innovative industry-specific initiatives, raise awareness at scale, create data-informed proactive disaster outreach, and strategically secure funding.

This virtual program follows our engagement of 24 senior-level staff from 18 U.S. Mayor’s Offices in the domestic version of Ten/Ten for a 2-day in-person immersion program in January and March 2019 so they could identify and implement priorities and initiatives in their cities. 5 U.S. cities subsequently adopted conscientious procurement policies via EO, Mayoral Resolution, or Departmental Policy, in addition to a range of other completed and in progress initiatives by the group. We reconvened participants in December 2019 for peer-led workshops to identify and overcome implementation challenges. We engaged 5 senior-level international officials for International Ten/Ten with an added focus on the human trafficking/migration nexus. All 4 previous Ten/Ten sessions were generously funded by the Jones Day Foundation and occurred in the Houston, TX Jones Day offices.