Assessing Our Needs
The Task Force is committed to supporting data-informed change through methodologically sound and trauma-informed practices within the anti-trafficking initiative. We focus on preventative and proactive measures of awareness, services, and investigations.
One of the most critical identified needs of human trafficking victims and survivors in New Mexico is housing and shelter. The New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force (NMHTTF), in collaboration with other non-profits and agencies, aim to create an in-depth victim/survivor shelter directory to aid in the process of identifying services for people who have experienced trafficking. These results will help partners throughout the state triage potential clients to the correct facility based on their needs. The goals of task force committees are to identify the following needs:
Conduct a community resource inventory to determine which organizations are providing services in our community.
Housing and Shelter
Create an in-depth housing directory that will provide case managers and survivors a detailed explanation of services provided, requirements, and demographics served.
Identify gaps in the housing/shelter sector in our region by collecting data, and determine pathways to fill those service gaps and how to properly identify victims of trafficking by using a screening tool.
Training and Awareness Materials
Task Force Brochure
Human Trafficking Training
Characteristics Display Card
The Life Link Brochure
Parents Guide to Trafficking and Apps
Law Enforcement Identification Manual
Hospitality Tool Kit
Back to School Human Trafficking Awareness Training
This Human Trafficking training will help educators identify signs of possible human trafficking, and provide recommendations for how to respond to trafficking cases. This training will also discuss risk factors that make students susceptible to exploitation, and identifies promising practices for prevention. The second part of this training will include the introduction of a new (free) “incident response” tool sponsored by the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The new tool will equip educators with the answers to questions like: How should you respond when a technology-related incident happens in your school? When should you involve law enforcement? This interactive Incident Investigation tool will help educators find the answers-by walking through a series of detailed questions about the incident and recommending appropriate next steps.
This Human Trafficking video is a description of Ebony's Story about trafficking in New Mexico. Partners of the New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force describe what trafficking looks like across our state. The video provides information on both sex trafficking and labor trafficking, the warning signs and identifiers of potential trafficking situations. Additionally, this video provides information on accessing resources for survivors and services offered for their victimization.