Published: May, 2015| Carmen Duran, Brenda Mezick

Miami’s Trafficking Task Force focuses on providing protective care and services to victims. A two-pronged approach is necessary. The victim must first be rescued from the web of deceit and abuse into which they have been drawn. Then, they must be helped to heal from the physical and psychological abuse they have experienced. Ultimately, victims must come to recognize their victimization so they can testify against their abusers.  Presenters will share their use of wrap-around services for victims, trauma informed prosecution, and collaboration between law enforcement and prosecution.