The Coalition

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Second Life of Chattanooga and Partnership for Families, Children & Adults are founding members of the Chattanooga Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT). Through CCAHT, area social service providers; mental health providers; medical providers; community and faith-based organizations; and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies work together to combat sex trafficking in the Greater Chattanooga area.

Our Mission and Vision:

A community unified in the response to and prevention of human trafficking in all forms.

Our Values:

Human dignity and justice for all.

Our Goals:

  • Raise overall awareness about the issue of human trafficking.
  • Facilitate training and equipping of first responders to human trafficking.
  • Collaborate in the restoration of victims of human trafficking.

 

Our Strategies:

  • Awareness:  Implementation of programs and activities to support the mission of CCAHT.
  • Social Services:  Partnership providing comprehensive, wrap-around services to victims of human trafficking.
  • Enforcement: Closed group partnership of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that combat human trafficking.

 

Your role in The Coalition:

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Chattanooga Coalition Against Human Trafficking, please complete and submit this form.

Please attend our next coalition meeting on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at 11:30 am.   Details soon.

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CCAHT is a Rescue & Restore Coalition:

Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designated as the agency responsible for helping victims of human trafficking become eligible to receive benefits and services so they may rebuild their lives safely in the United States. As part of this effort, HHS has initiated the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign.

The intent of the Rescue & Restore campaign is to increase the identification of trafficking victims in the United States and to help those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives. The campaign primarily focused on outreach to those individuals who most likely encounter victims on a daily basis, but may not recognize them as victims of human trafficking. By educating health care providers, social service organizations and the law enforcement community about the issue of human trafficking, we hope to encourage these intermediaries to look beneath the surface by recognizing clues and asking the right questions because they may be the only outsiders with the chance to reach out and help victims.

The following informational materials are found on Rescue & Restore’s Campaign website.

Rescue & Restore campaign materials are available to order free of charge through the submission of this order form.