Western Pennsylvania Human Trafficking Coalition
The mission of the Western Pennsylvania Human Trafficking Coalition is to develop and maintain a network of individuals and agencies to educate the community about human trafficking and to provide emergent support to victims and survivors. The three primary goals include:
Provide educational lectures locally, nationally, and internationally that address topics in human trafficking such as culture, globalism, sex tourism, victim identification, and response.
Work collaboratively with organizations in Western Pennsylvania where individuals are at increased risk of being trafficked with the objective of preventing human trafficking before it starts.
Victim and Survivor Service Coordination:
When a victim or survivor of human trafficking is identified in Western PA, local law enforcement, the FBI, the Coalition, and The Project to End Human Trafficking work together to utilize and coordinate the services and resources available through the Coalition members to meet the needs of the survivor.
Leadership & Membership
The Western PA Human Trafficking Coalition (previously named the Southwestern PA Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition) was founded by PEHT Executive Director, Dr. Mary C. Burke, to help PEHT fill the resources and services gaps for victims and survivors of human trafficking in Western Pennsylvania. Today, the Coalition is jointly facilitated by PEHT and members of the local FBI.
The Coalition is comprised of members representing a variety of social service agencies, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, universities, civil and law enforcement agencies, professionals, and concerned citizens in the Western PA region.
The Coalition holds quarterly meetings and an annual Open House event in January. Meeting location varies and often RSVP is required.
For more information about the Coalition please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join the Coalition email list so that you will receive updates and invites to quarterly meetings, email Lynsie at email@example.com.