Utah Resources

Utah Human Trafficking Statistics

Human Trafficking is happening in Utah. Check out Utah 2020 Stats to get a better picture of what trafficking looks like here in our State.

Utah’s Response to Human Trafficking

To combat human trafficking in our state, Utah uses the 4Ps guiding framework which includes the four key elements: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnership. All four elements are critical to an effective response to human trafficking. The image below describes each element in more detail.

Prevention

  • Training and education programs
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Advocacy campaigns
  • Public and private sector policies
  • Protection services for persons who have experienced trafficking
  • Programs that address root causes of trafficking aimed at universal and selected communities

Protection

  • Social service advocacy & case management
  • Housing
  • Medical services
  • Mental health services
  • Outreach
  • Legal services
  • Training and education programs
  • State laws on victim protection/rights
  • Clothing and food
  • Interpretation/translation
  • Education
  • Life skills training
  • Employment assistance
  • Community re-integration

Prosecution

  • Human trafficking protocols and procedures
  • Training and education
  • Task forces
  • State trafficking and trafficking-related legislation
  • Municipal trafficking and trafficking-related legislation
  • Attempted/successful civil and criminal prosecutions of trafficking cases 

Partnership

  • Private sector
  • Public sector
  • Third sector
  • Protocols
  • Leadership
  • Group diversity
  • Resource leveraging
  • Trust building
  • Sustainability beyond an individual
  • Inclusion of vulnerable population perspectives
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict management
  • Management of competing interests

Utah Trafficking In Persons (UTIP) Taskforce

The UTIP Task Force puts the 4Ps into practice. UTIP Task Force’s goal is to develop and enhance a multidisciplinary human trafficking task force that implements victim-centered, trauma informed, collaborative and sustainable approaches to identify victims, investigate and prosecute cases, and address individualized needs of victims through comprehensive quality services for victims of all types of trafficking in the state of Utah.

The UTIP Taskforce is supported by a federal enhanced collaborative model grant jointly held by Lead Partner Agencies:

  • Utah Attorney General’s Office (UAGO)
    • Tasked to Investigate and Prosecute Human Trafficking in Utah through the SECURE Strike Force
      • The SECURE Strike Force is a multi-agency law enforcement body at the Utah Attorney General’s Office, that is statutorily mandated to investigate human trafficking
      • Composed of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies
      • Contact SECURE at 801-281-1200 to speak with an investigator or call 801 200-3443 to leave a tip
  • Asian Association of Utah
    • Tasked to provide direct victim services to human trafficking survivors. Click here to learn more about AAU’s Trafficking Services.

Downloadable Materials

Awareness Posters

BE THE ONE in Utah’s Fight Against Human Trafficking Posters

Other Campaign Posters

Look Beneath the Surface Posters. Available in multiple languages

Employer Pledge

Survivor Resources

Locate a Service Provider

AAU’s Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Program – 155 S 300 W, Ste 101, SLC, UT 84101; 801-467-6060; trafficking@aau-slc.org

  • Victim-Centered Holistic Case Management
  • Wraparound Victim Assistance – the following services delivered through a combination of in-house programs and collaborating partners:
  • Basic Needs Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Mental Health Support
  • Medical and Dental
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Culturally responsive/ linguistically appropriate services
  • Safety Planning
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Immigration Assistance
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Life Skills
  • Peer-to-Peer Support
  • Family Reunification and support services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Connection to Community
  • Outreach
      • Weekly Drop-In Center
        • Mobile Medical Care, Food, Hygiene, Clothing, Needle Exchange, Housing
      • Strategic Outreach Partners
  • Education
  • Survivor Leadership Programming
  • Partnership development/expansion
  • Lead Victim Service Partner of the Utah Trafficking In Persons Task Force

Additional Trafficking Services Providers (List does not represent a full list of all Utah providers)


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