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The San Diego Regional Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council By-laws.

The San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council’s (HT Advisory Council) vision is a united San Diego region working collaboratively to create long term, systematic change effectively addressing human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

The HT Advisory Council was formed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2011 to serve as a catalyst toward comprehensive, systematic change addressing human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children at a countywide, interdisciplinary level. The HT Advisory Council serves the geographic region of the County of San Diego. The HT Advisory Council is an advisory committee to the Board of Supervisors.

The HT Advisory Council’s purpose is to provide recommendations and implementation proposals that are consistent with the charge given by the Board of Supervisors: “The goal of the Advisory Council is to implement a holistic, countywide approach integrating the Four P’s Model of the U.S. Department of Justice: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnerships. It will focus on identifying best practices and promising trends in addressing the root causes of trafficking and exploitation, advance public policy, standardize training and protocols, and enhance victim services by creating an optimized, seamless service delivery system.”

Thus, the HT Advisory Council is tasked with identifying the best practices for combatting human trafficking and with making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding countywide anti-trafficking policies.

The HT Advisory Council is not affiliated with any political group or party. The HT Advisory Council is a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization. It does not take part in, nor does it lend its influence to, any political issues.

The HT Advisory Council consists of representatives from ten distinct groups representing different disciplines involved in the anti-human trafficking community that evolved over time. 

Meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the problem of human trafficking in our region and to see how to join the fight against exploitation.