In 2019, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Coordinating Council to work towards effectively and efficiently eradicating human trafficking through the coordination and collaboration of programs, services, and state resources.  

The Coordinating Council members are:

  • Presiding Officer, Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
  • Office of the Texas Governor (OOG) 
  • Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)  
  • Department of Public Safety (DPS) 
  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) 
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)  
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) 
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) 
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) 

The Coordinating Council’s work is comprehensive across all aspects of trafficking from prevention to victim identification, investigation, prosecution, rehabilitation, and beyond.

Pursuant to its legislative charge, the Coordinating Council published a five-year strategic plan assessing Texas’s current landscape of human trafficking partnerships, prevention, investigation, prosecution, and support services. This Strategic Plan, Charting an End to Human Trafficking, is a historic step toward eradicating human trafficking in Texas. 

Through a coordinated and strategic effort, the Coordinating Council identified the following pillars to guide the strategy to end human trafficking in Texas: 

Strategic Plan Pillars and Webinars