Brewer Creates Human Trafficking Council By Executive Order

March 25, 2014

Gov. Jan Brewer has created a state Human Trafficking Council.

The governor is addressing one of the key priorities of her State of the State Address by Executive Order. The Human Trafficking Council is being given the job of building on the recommendations of a task force that took months of testimony on the problem last year.

The Task Force, which was co-chaired by Cindy McCain and Gil Orrantia, heard from 16 experts on various parts of the human trafficking problem and came up with a series of recommendations.

Brewer is asking the Human Trafficking Council to develop a comprehensive and coordinated victims’ service plan, evaluate and report to her statewide data on human trafficking, promote greater law enforcement cooperation and raise public awareness about victim services, restitution and prevention.