Work Group 6: Foreign-Born and Labor Trafficking

Co- chaired by Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (Elina Acosta) and Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (Priscila Barravecchia)  

  • Focused on examining underserved and/or previously unidentified victims of human trafficking, including foreign-born victims of labor trafficking.
  • 2022 Initiatives:
    • Work Group 6 will be rolling out the Labor Trafficking Update amongst its networks.
      • The purpose of this update is to highlight the progress made by the state and key stakeholders since the publishing of the Georgia Labor Trafficking Roundtable Report in 2020. This update will highlight the expansion of Georgia’s anti-labor trafficking response, addresses the implications of COVID-19, provide a legal analysis of current labor trafficking policy in the state, and highlights promising practices being implemented in other states to combat labor trafficking.
    • Work Group 6 is in the process of developing a project that will empower businesses to engage in anti-labor trafficking practices.
      • This project will provide a framework to address and support the businesses known to be vulnerable to labor trafficking in Georgia and provide training and awareness about labor trafficking and the resources to address and combat labor exploitation and trafficking within their processes and practices.
      • Our industry of focus for 2022 in Agriculture.
    • Work Group 6 will continue to roll out and advertise Georgia’s Labor Trafficking Roundtable Report, 2020, through social media spotlight series, training, panels, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities.