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The Human Trafficking Commission operates with seven committees:

  • Data Collection and Research: This committee is charged with reviewing strategies to collect statewide data to enable policymakers and law enforcement to assess progress in their efforts to tackle this growing problem.
  • Funding and Resources: This committee is charged with identifying and applying for potential grants and other forms of funding.
  • Policy and Legislation: This committee is charged with reviewing Michigan’s human trafficking laws and policies to determine whether new legislation or policy changes are required.
  • Public Awareness: This committee is charged with developing strategies to raise public awareness of human trafficking.
  • Training and Education: This committee is charged with reviewing existing training efforts for professionals and determining how those efforts can be enhanced and expanded.  These professionals include various groups who may encounter human trafficking such as: law enforcement, health care providers, social-service providers, hospitality providers, and those in code enforcement and regulatory agencies.
  • Victim Services: This committee is charged with reviewing the needs of human trafficking survivors to determine how those needs can be met at the local and state levels.
  • Courts/Summit: This committee was established in October 2015.  The committee focuses on planning future conferences and working cooperatively with Michigan courts on human trafficking issues.