Human Trafficking Commission

The Human Trafficking Commission was created by Public Act 325 of 2014. The Commission is designed to identify sources for grants that will assist in examining and countering human trafficking, fund research programs to determine the extent and nature of human trafficking in this state, provide information and training to police officers, prosecutors, court personnel, social services personnel, and other individuals, collect and analyze information regarding human trafficking in this state, identify state and local agencies within this state and other states, as well as, within the federal government, that are involved with issues relating to human trafficking, and coordinate the dissemination of information regarding human trafficking in this state to those agencies, review the existing services available to assist victims of human trafficking, including crime victim assistance, health care, and legal assistance, and establish a program to make those victims better aware of the services that are available to them, establish a program to improve public awareness of human trafficking, and review existing state laws and administrative rules relating to human trafficking and make recommendations to the legislature to improve those laws and rules to address human trafficking violations in this state. The 15 member Commission is housed in the Attorney General's Office.

Statute

Public Act 325 of 2014
Members

 
Valerie Bass, Ypsilanti
Term expires March 1, 2017
Represents survivors
 
Hassan Beydoun, Novi
Term expires March 1, 2017
Recommended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
 
Tom Tiderington, Plymouth
Term expires March 1, 2019
Represents Law Enforcement
 
Deborah Monroe, Madison Heights
Term expires March 1, 2019
Represents survivors
 
Matthew Mingus, Kalamazoo
Term expires March 1, 2019
Recommended by the Senate Majority Leader
 
Kathy Maitland, Sterling Heights
Term expires March 1, 2019
Recommended by the Senate Majority Leader
 
Amanda Van Essen Wirth, Hudsonville
Term expires March 1, 2019
Recommended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
 
David Leyton, Flint
Term expires March 1, 2019
Represents County Prosecuting Attorneys
 
D/Sgt. Tracey Walton
Designee of the Director of the Michigan State Police
 
Matt Lori
Designee of the Director of Health and Human Services
 
Kelly Carter - Chair
Designee of the Attorney General
 
Cheryl Pezon, Michigan Center
Designee of the Director of the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Direc
tor
 
Liz Lukasik
Designee of the Governor