Relying Upon Data-Driven Intelligence

Through ongoing collaborative relationships within and outside the task force, human trafficking prosecutors can funnel information concerning target offenders and at-risk populations into the intelligence cycle. By centralizing the collation and evaluation of these leads with the law enforcement members of the task force, prosecutors and their investigative partners can convert this information into actionable intelligence and disseminate that product for further analysis and investigation by specific law enforcement members or other requisite parties.

In order to be effective, this process requires formal or informal institutional agreements to define which types of information can be shared and under what circumstances, and to establish efficient methods of pulling different data points together from various sources subject to a variety of different legal and technical constraints. See Section 3.1 on the law enforcement committee for further information on working within a task force structure to coordinate exchange of intelligence across agencies.

For additional information and tools, visit the Resource page for Section 5.4 Landing a Successful Prosecution.