The Oakland County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recognizes the seriousness of human trafficking and the ongoing threat it poses to vulnerable adults and children, as well as to the safety of all the people of Oakland County. The Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) was created in January 2017 under the authorization of the BOC. The goal of the OCHTTF is to serve as the leading resource for Oakland County in the prevention of the cruel and illegal activity of human trafficking, and in the protection and rehabilitation of victims, through education, advocacy and collaboration.
The OCHTTF leadership is bi-partisan and works in conjunction with a core group of representatives from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, the Oakland County Circuit Court Family/Youth Assistance, Oakland Schools, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the victim services agencies of CARE House and Common Ground.
Oakland County Human Trafficking Website
In January 2018, the Board of Commissioners and the Health Division launched a new Oakland County Human Trafficking website, which includes vital information about human trafficking in Oakland County. It will serve as a resource for human trafficking victims and their advocates, parents and professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about this serious issue. The creation of this website was a collaborative effort between the Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force and its many partners.