Under the Collective Impact Framework, the CJCC provides a designated staff member whose vital headship role is to coordinate and monitor the work of the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force by directing the development and implementation of the initiatives that are produced within it. This includes the full-time coordination of the Task Force Members who have been designated as the “Authorized Representatives” of their respective agencies and organizations. As a multidisciplinary entity, the 56 agencies and organizations represented on the Task Force range from federal, state, and local government agencies, law enforcement, and judicial representatives - to victim service providers, NGOs, and advocacy groups— who work in partnership to reach the Task Force’s goal of addressing and combating exploitation in Georgia.
Members on the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force:
- Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office
- Catholic Charities Atlanta
- Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health
- Child Sex Trafficking Task Force of Coastal Georgia
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)
- CHRIS 180
- City of Refuge Dalton
- Cobb County District Attorney's Office
- Cobb County Juvenile Court/Probation
- DeKalb County District Attorney's Office
- Deloitte Consulting, LLP
- Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
- Douglas Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office
- EPCAT USA
- Engineered Security Solution (ESS)
- Faithful Love, Inc.
- Forgiven Much Ministries
- Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
- Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
- Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
- Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)
- Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
- Georgia Cares
- Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
- Georgia Commission on Women
- Georgia Department of Education (DOE)
- Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
- Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
- Harmony House Child Advocacy & Sexual Assault Center
- Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
- I Care 4 Inc.
- Issues Consulting, LLC
- JoyUs Beginnings CFWC, The Urban Trauma Positive Impact Center, LLC
- Marietta Police Department
- Morning Glory Children and Family Services
- Office of the Attorney General
- Office of the Child Advocate for the Protection of Children (OCA)
- Open Arms, Inc.
- Out of Darkness/Atlanta Dream Center
- Paramount Learning
- Paulding County Sheriff’s Office
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
- Rescuing Hope, Inc.
- Robinson Law Office, LLC
- Salvation Army- Haven ATL
- Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking (SWAHT, Inc.)
- Sexual Assault Center of NWGA
- Sexual Assault Victims Advocacy Center, Inc
- Starr Institute, Inc.
- Street Grace
- Tabitha’s House
- Tapestri Inc.
- Wellspring Living
- YouthSpark, Inc.
Partner Level Members: Public, private, civic, and non-profit organizations that are signatories to the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). As such, these entities receive, share, and/or contribute resources for projects that are directly aligned with achieving collective impact goals. As set forth in the MOA, the “Authorized Representatives” of these organizations shall be active members of Task Force Work Groups and the initiatives produced within them. With this level of membership, there is a 75% time commitment requirement of: 1) attending the monthly Work Group meetings, and 2) being an active and contributing member of that Work Group.
Affiliate Level Members: Public, private, civic, and non-profit organizations that are involved in programs or initiatives are affiliated with impacting some aspect of the human trafficking issue. These entities may elect to not have direct involvement with specific Task Force projects, though they pledge that their organization’s efforts will coordinate with and/or support the work of the Task Force; and are committing to attending the Task Force Quarterly meetings four times/year to stay abreast of the Task Force initiatives. However, if an Affiliate Level Member does indeed make the commitment to become involved with a specific Work Group, it is requested that they be an active and contributing member of that Work Group initiative.
Work Group Members’ Responsibilities:
- Work Group Members will serve as the “Authorized Representative” on behalf of their agency/organization.
- Work Group Members will attend and actively participate in monthly Work Group meetings— specifically, contributing in some capacity to all phases of the initiative (i.e. project planning, development, and implementation).
- Work Group Members will attend the Quarterly Task Force meetings on behalf of their Work Group.
- As the “Authorized Representative,” Work Group Members will keep their agency/organization aware of the Task Force initiatives.
Benefits of Active Involvement as a Work Group Member on the Task Force:
- Learning and exchanging good practices
- Supporting your agency/organization’s mission
- Access to professional development experiences and opportunities for staff
- Networking and peer-to-peer support
- Increased organizational prestige by participating in a well-designed and organized collective impact partnership
- Satisfaction of funder mandate to “collaborate” or “partner” with organizations in the field
- Increased knowledge of and/or access to human trafficking-specific resources
- Strategic support from CJCC regarding training opportunities, connection to key partners in the field, etc.
- Access to the Task Force’s performance and outcome information (i.e. the Task Force’s Annual Report)
Instructions to apply for Membership:
The Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force will hold an open enrollment period to apply for 2019 membership from Monday, October 1, 2019, to Monday, November 30, 2019 for new and existing members. Please follow the directions below.
If you would like to apply for 2019 membership, please fill out both, Membership Application and Letter of Commitment, applications below.
If you have any questions, you may contact Erica Mortonson.