As part of ongoing efforts to enhance systematic wraparound services for human trafficking survivors, four leading Tennessee nonprofits have joined forces to establish the Tennessee Anti-Slavery Alliance.
What is the Tennessee Anti-Slavery Alliance?
In 2013, Governor Haslam mandated the creation of the Tennessee Human Trafficking Services Coordination and Service Delivery Plan, a statewide plan for delivering services to survivors of human trafficking. In coordination with this plan, Governor Haslam appointed the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) the lead agency for all human trafficking crimes in the state of Tennessee. The regional nonprofits emerged as those working to provide a regional, single-point-of-contact system to ensure that quality services would be provided to human trafficking survivors in the most effective and efficient way possible. This partnership helps coordinate comprehensive specialized services across the state for human trafficking survivors.
What does it mean to be a single point of contact within the Tennessee Anti-Slavery Alliance?
Each of the four organizations in the Tennessee Anti-Slavery Alliance receive human trafficking referrals in their designated region of Tennessee and coordinate services to meet the needs of each individual survivor. These organizations work collaboratively with one another and with other nonprofits, direct service providers, and law enforcement agencies to accomplish this coordination of comprehensive services.
Who are the organizations that comprise the Tennessee Anti-Slavery Alliance across Tennessee?
The organizations that are part of all human trafficking referrals in Tennessee are as follows.
End Slavery Tennessee
Second Life Chattanooga
Lower East TN
Upper East TN