The Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission was established in 2015. It is charged with collecting and evaluating data on human trafficking activities in the state and promoting public awareness and training efforts. The Attorney General's office partnered with North Dakota FUSE and the North Dakota Council of Abused Women's Services (CAWS) in these efforts. The Commission has two committees: Grants and Demand Reduction.
Information about Commission and committee meetings is available on the Meetings page.
Report on Human Trafficking
The Human Trafficking Commission's Report summarizes its activities and the status of human trafficking efforts across the state.
In 2015 and 2017, the ND Legislature approved funds for the Office of Attorney General to provide grants for human trafficking victims treatment and support services. In addition, the Office of Attorney General received $600,000 in federal funds to support the BCI task force investigations of human trafficking through September 2018. Although details of the task force's ongoing efforts are not publicly available, general information is reported in the Office of Attorney General Biennial Report.
Demand Reduction Program
The Human Trafficking Commission's Demand Reduction Committee worked with the University of Mary to create a comprehensive intermediate sentencing, diversion and education option for offenders. The program was rolled out in July 2017.
Federal Human Trafficking Task Force
The Office of Attorney General is a member of the federal Human Trafficking Task Force for North Dakota.