The CAT Task Force builds on existing work in the Commonwealth that utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to human trafficking and aims to provide comprehensive, appropriate services for survivors of human trafficking. The Task Force Partners work together to uphold best practices in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of all types of human trafficking cases. Partners strive to combat human trafficking through effective collaboration between law enforcement and service providers. This coordinated response aims to hold perpetrators accountable and protect the rights of survivors in a trauma informed way.
Law Enforcement Partners
MA Attorney General’s Office, Human Trafficking Division (AGO-HTD)
MA State Police (MSP), Detective Unit assigned to the AGO-HTD (SPDU)
MA AGO Victim Services Division (AGO-VSD)
MA AGO Fair labor Division (AGO-FLD)
United States Attorney’s Office
Federal Bureau of Investigations
US Department of Homeland Security Investigations
Victim Services Partners
The Eva Center Boston, Massachusetts
The EVA Center provides a wide range of continuous and comprehensive services for women exploited through prostitution and sex trafficking.
Living in Freedom Together (LIFT) Worcester, Massachusetts
LIFT is a community of unquestionable support for survivors of the sex trade. LIFT provides community programs and advocacy for survivors.
Garden of Hope Queens, New York & Brooklyn, New York
Garden of Hope is a linguistically specific and culturally competent domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking victim service organization that serves the Chinese immigrant community across New York and surrounding states.
Sojourner House Providence, Rhode Island
Committed to ending domestic, sexual violence human trafficking through emergency safe shelter, transitional and permanent housing. Immigration services and case management.
Boston University School of Law Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Program Boston, Massachusetts
Legal services for trafficking survivors, including immigration legal services, victim rights advocacy, record clearing, and civil legal assistance. We also provide referrals to survivor-led and victim services agencies locally as well as technical assistance about legal issues.
My Life My Choice Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 396-7807; email@example.com
My Life My Choice provides Survivor-led Mentoring to young victims of commercial sexual exploitation as well as to youth identified as high-risk for exploitation. My Life My Choice accepts referrals for minors (up to age 18) of all genders.
Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN)/Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County Boston, Massachusetts
The SEEN (Support to End Exploitation Now) Program coordinates the multidisciplinary response to child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children across Suffolk County, MA. SEEN receives referrals for high-risk and exploited youth under the age of 18 in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. SEEN is available 24/7 to respond and provide immediate and ongoing case coordination to support multidisciplinary investigations and delivery of services.
Email the Commonwealth’s Anti-Trafficking Taskforce at Cattaskforce@mass.gov to learn more.
Call the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888- 373-7888. Polarisproject.org operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, which provides 24/7 support and a variety of options for survivors of human trafficking to get connected to help and stay safe.