2014 Report to the Texas Legislature Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force

In conjunction with dedicated members of the Texas Legislature, the Task Force has helped Texas become and remain a leader in anti-trafficking efforts. Shared Hope International, a leading anti-trafficking organization, awarded Texas some of the highest rankings in the nation in 2013 and 2014 in its annual Protected Innocence Challenge. Texas received perfect scores for its efforts to criminalize domestic minor sex trafficking and provide criminal justice tools for investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases. Additionally, the state received near perfect scores for its work related to criminal provisions addressing demand and criminal provisions for traffickers.