The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) is one of 42 task forces nation wide funded by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to address the issue of human trafficking. IPATH is comprised of law enforcement specialists, social service providers, health providers, legal service providers, awareness and education organizations, as well as passionate community members and groups. Our partners understand that persons who have been trafficked are victims, not criminals. We are committed to treating victims of trafficking with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity.
Law Enforcement Agencies from local, state, and federal levels participate in IPATH and sit on the Law Enforcement Subcommittee. This collaboration allows for creating inter-agency working relationships, building strong cases, analyzing and utilizing best practices in the field, increasing specialized training for agents and officers, prosecuting traffickers and protecting victims of human trafficking.
With the use of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, comprehensive case management and services to persons who have been trafficked are available through the Julian Center and Exodus Refugee Immigration, including:
- Legal Advocacy
- Job Training
- Medical Care
- Mental Health Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Case Management
- Crisis Intervention
IPATH works to provide community and professional education on the issue of human trafficking to any interested business, organization or group of individuals.