Pursuant to Chapter 178 of the Acts of 2011, the Legislature has created an interagency Human Trafficking Task Force to address all aspects of human trafficking through policy changes. The task force is charged with addressing Human Trafficking through service development, demand reduction, system change, public awareness, and training. The task force is chaired by Attorney General Martha Coakley and includes state and community agencies.
The Demand subcommittee is responsible for one of the ten tenets described in Chapter 178 of the Acts of 2011:
“(v) examine ways to curtail the demand side of trafficking such as self-sustaining first offender diversion programs;”.