The Arizona Human Trafficking Council was established to address human trafficking in Arizona through strategic and targeted human trafficking prevention and awareness efforts. The Council is authorized under Executive Order 2015-12 to develop a comprehensive and coordinated victims’ service plan; evaluate and report to the governor on statewide human trafficking data; promote greater collaboration with law enforcement, state agencies, and the community-at-large; and raise public awareness about victims’ services, restitution and prevention. The Council consists of members appointed by the Governor. In December 2015, Governor Ducey renewed the Arizona Human Trafficking Council Indefinitely.
- Arizona Human Trafficking Council 2020 Annual Report
- Arizona Human Trafficking Council's 2019 Prevention & Intervention Report
This Council is able to create workgroups necessary to further facilitate what is outlined in the body's Executive Order. Each workgroup is comprised of members which include: issue-area experts, and/or community stakeholders. The Council further develops its work through the following:
- Outreach & Awareness Workgroup
- Policy Workgroup
- Training/Data & Research Workgroup
- Victim Services Workgroup
Through multidisciplinary collaboration and an increased focus on providing trauma informed care, the Council guides Arizona's statewide response to sex and labor trafficking by promoting public awareness and prevention on the issue of human trafficking as well as victims services. Since the inception of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council in 2014, members have provided awareness training presentations to over 36,000 professionals and community members statewide. To request a training, click here.