Government agencies are critical leaders in counter- trafficking strategies.

The fight to end human trafficking requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. While the private sector has a significant role to play, government agencies are responsible for holding traffickers accountable and for determining national, state or province-wide adoption of anti-trafficking priorities.

As they set policy, create processes and protocols, allocate resources and address systemic issues related to the underlying causes of human trafficking, government agencies are indispensable in counter-trafficking efforts. The public sector also has a vital role to play in activating key industries to get involved, including through developing incentives for innovation and facilitating collaboration.


U.S. states partner with TAT.


Canadian provinces and territories partner with TAT.

TAT works with local, state, provincial, territorial and federal agencies by providing training, models for adoption and strategic connections with the transportation and energy industries.

Access agency-appropriate TAT resources.

TAT has a series of resources designed to help government agencies maximize their reach and impact. Depending on the agency’s purview, TAT’s resources include indicator sheets, guidance protocols, reporting protocols, industry-specific training materials and best practices.

Co-host or attend a TAT Coalition Build.

TAT creates strategic local partnerships to end human trafficking as public and private sector leaders come together for training and networking. TAT Coalition Builds are half-day events co-hosted by law enforcement, government and industry stakeholders.

Join TAT in strategic awareness campaigns.

TAT partners with state and provincial agencies for information campaigns designed to reach all or most Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders in their jurisdiction with information about human trafficking and TAT’s free resources.

Learn about Florida Highway Heroes, a successful initiative that reached all CDL holders in their state.

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Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit receiving the TAT Champion Award from Kylla Lanier

TAT in Action

The Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement unit (MVE) has been an unparallelled leader in combating human trafficking. MVE officers have visited every truck stop and nearly every trucking company and transit agency in the state of Iowa with TAT materials. They also helped to integrate TAT’s school transportation training statewide, reaching over 9,000 school bus drivers.

Beyond Iowa, Director David Lorenzen with the Iowa Department of Transportation, created the Iowa MVE model when he was chief of the MVE unit. The six-element model encourages agencies to utilize their entry points with industry to spread awareness and activate transportation professionals to be an extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting human trafficking. To date, 49 states have adopted the Iowa MVE model, in part or in whole. Replicating the approach across borders, TAT developed the Canadian Commercial Vehicle Enforcement model which has been adopted by six Canadian provinces and one territory.

In 2019, TAT awarded the Iowa MVE unit with its first-ever TAT Champion Award in the Agency Category.

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