Mission Stement

The State of South Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force’s Mission is to facilitate a collaborative effort to prevent trafficking
of persons within the State and tribal nations, prosecution of perpetrators, community education and awareness,
and to protect and provide services to trafficking survivors.

Who Are We?

The South Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force is a collaborative team made up of law enforcement, prosecution, and service providers at Federal, State, and local levels.

What Do We Do?

We are a team that responds to victims of sex and labor trafficking; providing comprehensive services, investigating traffickers and solicitors, and prosecuting offenders. The SDHTTF is the nexus for a network of law enforcement and service providers to work in tandem to build capacity and combat trafficking statewide. 

How Do We Do It?

  • Train communities to identify exploitation and trafficking and provide points of contact upon identification

  • Train local multidisciplinary teams to respond to victims and investigate trafficking-related crime

  • Assist response agencies and communities with development of response protocol

  • Provide technical assistance to local response teams upon request

  • Run operations and investigate trafficking related crime

  • Prosecute offenders and provide victims with restitution

  • Engagement in national anti-trafficking best practices and sharing of resources

  • Build networks for victims to access services and resources