Task Force Core Team
The core team partners of the New Mexico Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking include the following organizations. The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General receives federal grant funds from the Bureau of Justice Assistance Program and is the lead law enforcement agency for the task force. The Life Link receives federal grant funds from the Office of Victims of Crime and is the lead victim services provision for the task force. Working amongst the task force is our Task Force Commander, Task Force Coordinator, Program Evaluator and our Grant Manager.
New Mexico Office of the Attorney General
The NMOAG provides investigative and prosecutorial support to all partners, offers over-all program management and administrative support. In addition, the NMOAG is involved in planning/strategizing investigations and prosecutions at the state and federal levels; ensuring that data is collected across the task force initiative to share among partners and complete the required regular reposting of grant performance measures; and the development of consistent policies and procedures, both formal and informal, which guide information sharing on investigations and services to victims.
The Life Link
The Life Link provides the highest level of advocacy, trauma-informed and trauma-specific services, case management, and housing coordination, and has supervised all comprehensive services for the victims of human trafficking. These services include but are not limited to: intensive case management, co-occurring disorders (psychiatric and substance abuse) treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, supportive employment, psycho-social rehabilitation, homeless prevention and rental assistance, peer-support services, and onsite healthcare screening. Currently TLL is providing 24/7 case management, trauma-informed therapy and housing for identified victims of human trafficking.
Task Force Key Stakeholders
The key stakeholders of the New Mexico Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking include the following agencies and organizations. Key Stakeholders hold significant leadership and hold a vital position with the task force's decision making and assist with the development of protocol for matters concerning human trafficking in New Mexico.
United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico
With significant leadership and participation from the USAO, they have a dedicated Human Trafficking Coordinator/ Assistant United States Attorney who prosecutes human trafficking cases at the federal level. They also have a law enforcement victim-witness specialist who provides advocacy to victims/survivors during the trial process.
Homeland Security Investigations
HSI will provide investigative assistance to the NMHTTF and will provide victim advocacy through their victim assistance coordinator. This relationship and commitment by HSI is crucial to implementing a clear process for foreign national victims to request and receive support necessary for various forms of immigration relief. In collaboration with HSI, the NMHTTF will establish clear procedures for addressing foreign national victims and will work with an immigration attorney that has partnered with TLL.
Federal Bureau of Investigations
FBI will provide investigative assistance to the NMHTTF and will provide victim advocacy through their victim witness assistance personnel. The NMOAG will report all human trafficking data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, via the New Mexico program bureau.
United States Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor, which fosters, promotes, and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers; improves working conditions; advances opportunities for profitable employment; and assures work-related benefits and rights. The NMHTTF will work with the Department’s Wage and Hour Division regarding cases of labor trafficking.
Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
Tribal Agencies provide support for the NMHTTF by assisting with case investigations on tribal lands and in tribal communities. They will provide investigative and other support for identified human trafficking cases as needed. More recently, they have begun to identify victims of all types of human trafficking using coordinated training, public awareness and outreach efforts, and trauma-informed screening and interview techniques.
Task Force Partners and Members
The Task Force includes a diverse range of partners and members who work cohesively to establish multidisciplinary efforts throughout the state. The value of these relationships has been demonstrated by the increase in investigations, leading to a prompt removal of victims and an immediate response from collaborative partners to provide comprehensive services for victims and to successfully prosecute these rigorous crimes. Members are organizations and agencies that attend Task Force Meetings and participate in the comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking in the State:
Law Enforcement Partners
- Albuquerque Police Department
- Belen Police Department
- Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
- Bosque Farms Police Department
- Catron County Sheriff’s Department
- Chaves County Sheriff’s Department
- Clayton Police Department
- Deming Police Department
- Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department
- Estancia Police Department
- Federal Bureau of Investigations
- Grant County Sheriff’s Department
- Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department
- Homeland Security Investigations
- Jicarilla Apache Tribal Police Department
- Las Cruces Police Department
- Las Vegas Police Department
- Los Lunas Police Department
- New Mexico State Police
- Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Police Department
- Pueblo of Cochiti Tribal Governors Office
- Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Police Department
- Roswell Police Department
- San Juan County Sheriff’s Department
- Sandoval County Sheriff's Department
- Sierra County Sheriff’s Department
- Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
- Union County Sheriff’s Department
- Valencia County Sheriff’s Department
Service Provider Members
- Allegra S. Love (Immigration Attorney)
- Children, Youth and Families Department
- First Nations Community Health Source
- New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
- New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission
- New Mexico Legal Aid
- Paso del Norte Center of Hope
- Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
- Rescue the Innocent
- St. Martin’s Hospitality Center
- St. Luke’s Health Care Clinic
- Beyond Borders Ministries
- Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
- For The One (formerly known as Freedom House)
- Kewa Emergency Youth Shelter
- New Day New Mexico
- New Mexico Dream Center (Spoken For, Casa Aliento, The Harbour)
- Street Safe
- Youth and Families Services, Emergency Shelter
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