Mayor Sylvester Turner is proud to open applications to U.S. Mayors’ and City Managers’ Offices for the Virtual 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.

Virtual Ten/Ten will be facilitated by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).