The "core" team model is a common task force structure in which, typically, law enforcement, service providers, and a prosecutor comprise the central or core team that guides other members. Members of the core team should assess results, stay aligned with the mission, and have the authority to commit the organization and themselves to a long-term relationship with the task force. A reasonable size for a core team is generally five to seven participants.
Depending on the mission and purpose of the task force, the core team may include representatives from the following professions:
State or federal court systems
Local, regional, or state law enforcement
Victim service providers, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), social service agencies, and/or legal service agencies already working with victims of trafficking
Prosecutors (U.S. Attorney’s Office, state and/or district prosecutor’s office)
Federal law enforcement (FBI, ICE, Homeland Security Investigations)
Child welfare or child protection agencies
Juvenile justice and diversion programs
Social service agency, legal service agency, and/or NGO working with runaway and homeless youth or at-risk youth
Social service agency, legal service agency, and/or NGO working with domestic violence or sexual assault victims
Social service agency, legal service agency, and/or NGO working with immigrants
A typical core team task force model is depicted below.