The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) is a statewide task force that was first initiated in 2005 by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to address the issue of human traffickin
g. IPATH’s goals are prevention, protection, and prosecution, and is comprised of over 60 organizations statewide including: law enforcement specialists, social service providers, health providers, legal service providers, awareness and education organizations, as well as passionate community members and faith based 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.
Structure of IPATH
IPATH is comprised of a core leadership team and three subcommittees that meet regularly to collaborate on cases & projects, provide additional training and raise awareness in our community about human trafficking. The three subcommittees include: law enforcement, victim services and outreach.
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
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
Other members of IPATH include law enforcement from federal, state, and local offices, and victim services organizations.