Supportive services are available to survivors of human trafficking ¾ including labor and sexual exploitation ¾ regardless of the status of the investigation or prosecution. Our office maintains a victim-centered approach, where emphasis is placed on a victim’s immediate needs. We recognize that support and stabilization are essential to moving forward, and work to address a victim’s oftentimes complex needs, including substance use, immigration, trauma, housing, and employment.
Perpetrators of human trafficking use psychological intimidation and coercive control to gain power over vulnerable victims for financial gain. We help survivors understand this dangerous dynamic, and work to restore their sense of self-dignity and emotional independence. As a team of advocates and prosecutors, we are guided by a survivor’s voice as we develop individual plans for moving forward.