On January 25, the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, in collaboration with the Yavapai County Attorney's Office and Yavapai College, hosted the Yavapai County Sex Trafficking Symposium. The Symposium included training on the dynamics of sex trafficking and an introduction to the Arizona Guidelines for Developing a Regional Response to Youth Sex Trafficking . The Symposium also initiated a collaborative process for developing/strengthening regional coalitions and multidisciplinary teams to provide a coordinated and consistent, victim-centered response to sex trafficking. A multidisciplinary group of over 80 people attended the Yavapai County Sex Trafficking Symposium, including: law enforcement, prosecutors, behavioral health providers, medical providers, victim advocates, DCS and community members.
The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) together with the Arizona Human Trafficking Council is pleased to announce the release of the Arizona Guidelines for Developing a Regional Response to Youth Sex Trafficking . The Guidelines are a statewide model that serves as a roadmap of best practices for providing a coordinated response to victims of youth sex trafficking.
The Arizona Human Trafficking Council has identified the need for guidelines to assist communities throughout Arizona to help develop a coordinated response to sex trafficking which will limit additional trauma to a victim while holding perpetrators accountable for this heinous crime.
Survivor leadership is critical in combatting sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Survivors' voices demonstrate strength and courage. Listen to their stories and advocate for change.
The Arizona Human Trafficking Council, under the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family, was established in 2014 to develop a comprehensive and coordinated victims’ service plan; evaluate and report to the governor statewide data on human trafficking; promote greater collaboration with law enforcement, state agencies and the community-at-large; and raise public awareness about victims services, restitution and prevention.