1HTC knows that there is a need to collect and synthesize data from the various portals (coalitions) and Points of Contact (each respective coalition) within the individual counties of the Southern Region that regularly conduct anti trafficking efforts, and also to tie them into a larger picture; that being the southern region.
We know that traffickers know no geographic boundaries, and hide behind the hopes of bureaucratic non communication. 1HTC will engage with local universities and/or colleges to collaborate with the respective County Coalitions (Monroe, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin). We will assist and enhance efforts to provide clear evidence of their respective service provision, and also justify the need for more resources.
The specific data needed for compilation exists already; in that each coalition has various experts at the table currently providing some level of service provision and collecting internal data regarding that individual service provision to persons identified as victims of trafficking.
Law enforcement entities (local, state, and federal within a specific county), churches and all community partners have information that has been collected internally. The county coalitions are already working with many of these partners and also provide community education and organization training seminars, events, webinars, lecture series, rallys…..etc.
1HTC will work with entities to generate actual numbers that are truly representative of the South Florida Region that will allow them to work toward resource provision and future funding allocations using a standard template. 1HTC is a community based organization that will provide assistance for data and research coordination as well as education and awareness that will benefit the South Florida Region
WE KNOW THERE IS GREAT WORK BEING DONE OUT THERE!! We just have to count it!