The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) is one of 42 task forces nationwide 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 was created in 2006 and is co-chaired by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern district of Indiana and Indiana’s Office of the Attorney General.
Goals of IPATH:
- Enhance law enforcement’s ability to identify and rescue victims
- Provide resources and training to identify and rescue victims
- Ensure comprehensive services are available to victims of human trafficking
Structure of IPATH:
IPATH is comprised of a core leadership team and four subcommittees that meet regularly to collaborate on cases & projects, provide additional training and raise awareness in our community about human trafficking. The four subcommittees include: law enforcement, victim services, training, and outreach. More information on these subcommittees can be found under the about IPATH drop down menu.
Members of IPATH
It would be impossible to include all of the organizations and groups in Indiana that have participated in Task Force events, supported our programs, or who are working to raise awareness about human trafficking across the state. For more details about participating members, contact us.
Core Leadership Team:
- United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana
- The Office of the Attorney General
- Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
- Homeland Security Investigations
- Federal Bureau of Investigations
- Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
- The Julian Center
- Exodus Refugee Immigration