Work Group 5: Apprehending, Investigating, and Prosecuting

Co-chaired by the Attorney General’s Office (Kaitlin Salinas) and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (Elina Acosta)

  • Focused on combating the limited availability of education on how to properly investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases in Georgia.
  • 2023 Initiatives:
    • Work Group 5 is currently developing the Human Trafficking Response Guide that will provide professionals in the field (law enforcement, first responders, prosecutors, medical professionals, and victim service providers) the knowledge and guidance on how to respond to human trafficking cases appropriately and effectively in our state.
      • The objectives to support this project include (1) highlighting the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach, (2) outlining best practices for each discipline at every stage of a human trafficking case, and (3) providing trauma-informed and victim-centered resources that will enable professionals to ensure that victims are safe, and offenders are held accountable.