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City of Houston Anti-Human Trafficking Presentation to City Council on May 9, 2017

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  1. 1. • Strategy: Engage City of Houston Departments and Implement Trainings • Engage Houston Health Department and Airport System. • Health Department will require training for its 1,200 employees. • Houston Municipal Court and Houston Police Department (Vice and Jail Division). • Collaborate with Procurement to detect labor trafficking in vendor supply chains. Mayor Turner scheduled to sign AP. • Enable Office of Business Opportunity to prevent labor trafficking by incorporating assessment questions in forms used for on-site interviews with contractors. • Strategy: Analyze and Pass Ordinances and Departmental Policies • Massage Establishment Ordinance unanimously passed on December 2nd, 2015. City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 1st Objective:InstitutionalizetheCityofHouston’sResponse 2
  2. 2. 3 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan Impactof AmendedMassageEstablishmentOrdinanceasofApril21,2017
  3. 3. 4 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan Impactof AmendedMassageEstablishmentOrdinanceasofApril21,2017
  4. 4. 5 • Launched Municipal Court diversion program on June 17th, 2016. • Establish trust with potential trafficking victims by supporting their civil legal needs. • Those cited with following Class C Misdemeanor charges are connected with legal service professionals: • CC1464 Manifesting the purpose of engaging in prostitution or solicitation of prostitution. • OP1 Fail as a massage therapist to obtain a certificate of registration. • OP5 Representing oneself as a massage therapist without holding a certificate of registration. • OP10 Performing massage therapy as a massage therapist at/for a sexually oriented business. • Open not only to those trafficked in illicit massage businesses. Serves domestic and international victims. • Lawyers refer victims to social service agencies. Charges are dismissed if victim satisfactorily attends legal services screening. • Partnership between HPD, Municipal Court, Tahirih Justice Center, Catholic Charities, Boat People SOS, and Lone Star Legal Aid. City of Houston’s StrategicPlan 1st Objective:InstitutionalizetheCityofHouston’sResponse MunicipalCourtDiversionPilot
  5. 5. City of Houston’s Strategic Plan MunicipalCourtDiversionProgram—ResultsasofApril20,2017 6 Participation in Municipal Court Diversion Program Number Served Number Declined Services Number Appeared Number Scheduled to Appear % Served by Total Possible (Served / Scheduled) % Seeking Services (Served / Appeared) Grand Total 31 5 36 69 45% 86% Trafficking Indications in Number Served Low Trafficking Indications Moderate Trafficking Indications High Trafficking Indications Grand Total 12 5 14
  6. 6. • Strategy: Hold Events to Raise the Level of Dialogue and Engage Influencers • 2015: Held “Up the Ante” human trafficking symposium on October 29th, 2015. Featured Bradley Myles, Siddharth Kara, Brooke Axtell, and Dorchen Leidholdt. • 2016: Screened Siddharth Kara’s Hollywood feature film, Trafficked; concluded with a panel discussion featuring Mr. Kara, actors Anne Archer and Patrick Duffy, and Anne Chandler (Tahirih Justice Center). • Strategy: Develop and Launch “Watch for Traffick” Media Campaign • Led two-phase campaign (Aug. – Dec. 2016, Jan. – mid-Feb. 2017) with Houston Police Department, United Against Human Trafficking, and the DA’s Office. • A Houston-based consulting firm donated all creative capital. • Watch for Traffick has 9 images, 2 sex trafficking and 7 labor trafficking images. • Channel 2, HTV, 950 Metro Buses, 60 YC, SM and Direct Outreach. City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 2nd Objective:RaiseAwarenessandChangePublicPerception 7 Cost of Media Campaign to City of Houston Cost Grants City Funds Expended $78,114.04 - $75,000 = $3,114.04
  7. 7. City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 2nd Objective:RaiseAwarenessandChangePublicPerception 8 Example of Watch for Traffick PSA
  8. 8. City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 2nd Objective:RaiseAwarenessandChangePublicPerception 9 Example of Watch for Traffick PSA
  9. 9. City of Houston’s StrategicPlan 2nd Objective:RaiseAwarenessandChangePublicPerception 10 Campaign Component Number Metric Type Date(s) and Duration Tri-Fold Cards for General Awareness 16,380 Cards Provided to 17 Partners June 21st, 2016 - ongoing Yellow Cab and Taxis Fiesta 4,750,000 Impressions August 22nd, 2016 - ongoing KPRC Channel 2 - 1st Phase 1,800,000 Impressions Sept. 5th - Oct. 9, 2016 METRO Buses Sept. 2016 5,136,304 Impressions 1 month Oct. 2016 5,185,408 Impressions 1 month Nov. 2016 4,907,794 Impressions 1 month Dec. 2016 4,650,782 Impressions 1 month Jan. 2017 4,857,337 Impressions 1 month Outdoor Signs - 1st Phase 9,405,828 Impressions Dec. 1st, 2016 - Jan. 15th, 2017 Outdoor Signs - 2nd Phase 6,880,800 Impressions Jan. 9th - Feb. 5th, 2017 Radio 2,930,000 Impressions Jan. 9th - Feb. 8th, 2017 Flyers and Stickers 10,000 Materials Provided to Partners Dec. 2016 - ongoing Impressions (Number x Duration) 74,254,253 Materials Provided 26,380 Languages Watch for Traffick Media Campaign - Results English and Spanish English English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Mandarin English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Mandarin English English English and Spanish English and Spanish English and Spanish English and Spanish Totals English and Spanish English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Mandarin
  10. 10. 11 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan 2nd Objective:RaiseAwarenessandChangePublicPerception
  11. 11. 12 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan 2nd Objective:RaiseAwarenessandChangePublicPerception
  12. 12. • Strategy: Coordinate Victim Services • COH has shelter beds on reserve for direct outreach agencies. • Addresses need for emergency shelter beds. • Also creates pathways to transitional housing and rapid re-housing solutions. • Initially in place for the Super Bowl, extending long term until we have additional options for transitional housing. • Placed 10 people over a 5 week pilot period and have since placed more. • Strategy: Build Bridge to City’s Coordinated Access System • Develop coordinated assessments for at-risk intersecting populations. • If housing is an identified need, ease access to housing resources. • Develop programmatic supports around housing. 13 City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 3rd Objective:CoordinateVictimServicesandEngageinDirectOutreach
  13. 13. 14 City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 3rd Objective:CoordinateVictimServicesandEngageinDirectOutreach
  14. 14. • Strategy: Increase Victim Self-Identification through Direct Outreach • Creation and distribution of palm-sized cards for victims. • Double-sided, perforated, list intake-style questions. • Tailored to specific industries and venues and available in 5 non-English languages: • Cantinas: English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu, and Vietnamese. • Massage Establishments: English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Thai. • Food Establishments: English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu, and Vietnamese. • Street Outreach: English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu, and Vietnamese. • Distributing Agencies • Houston Health Department: Food Establishments. • Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission: Food Establishments and Cantinas. • Houston Police Department-Vice: Massage Establishments and Street Outreach. • Houston Police Department-Differential Response Team: Massage Establishments. • Department of State: Food Establishments, Cantinas, and Massage Establishments. • FBI: Food Establishments, Cantinas, Massage Establishments, and Street Outreach. • Coded by distributing agency and card type to allow City to track impact. City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 3rd Objective:CoordinateVictimServicesandEngageinDirectOutreach 15
  15. 15. Addressing Illicit Massage Businesses Results of Palm Card Distribution HPD 16 Agency: Houston Police Department, Differential Response Team Card Type(s) Distributed: Cards for Illicit Massage Establishments Note: Numbers are Cumulative October 10th, 2016 November 8th, 2016 February 9th, 2017 April 21st, 2017 Locations Visited 55 111 185 220 Citations Issued 91 147 388 603 Palm Cards Distributed 41 84 147 237 Individuals Present 46 84 147 274 Level of Trafficking Low, Moderate, and High Low, Moderate, and High Low, Moderate, and High Low, Moderate, and High
  16. 16. • Background • HAC-HT is a 42-member, multi-disciplinary task force. • Stakeholders are convened to collaborate on joint anti-human trafficking initiatives framed by the vision and goals of the Mayor’s Office. • Execute a community-based response to human trafficking at scale. • Law enforcement is represented, but HAC-HT does not operate in a law enforcement capacity. • Strategy: Engage Taxi Industry to Increase Tip Reporting • Partnered with the Greater Houston Transportation Company (Yellow Cab and Taxis Fiesta). • Drivers receive English- and Spanish-language texts and e-mails that list red flags. • Messages are delivered in coordination with dates of events held at Houston venues (GRB Convention Center, NRG Center/Park, Minute Maid Park, and BBVA Compass Stadium). • Donated free ad space on trunks to display Watch for Traffick PSAs. City of Houston’s StrategicPlan 4th Objective:ImplementJointInitiativesofthe HoustonAreaCouncilonHumanTrafficking(HAC-HT) 17
  17. 17. 18 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan ImpactofTaxiIndustryInitiativeasofMarch31st,2017 Event Type E-Mails - English E-Mails - Spanish Texts - English Texts - Spanish Concerts 28,634 1,926 57,265 3,410 Conventions/Expos 5,056 249 5,058 494 Entertainment 39,133 7,590 49,044 9,172 Sports 90,353 11,460 154,257 21,856 Sub-Totals 163,176 21,225 265,624 34,932 Grand Total 484,957 Range: August 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017 Taxi Industry Initiative: Message Distribution by Event Type
  18. 18. • Strategy: Build capacity of partner cities through free downloadable Strategic Plan and toolkits available at: • www.humantraffickinghouston.org. • Short registration form is required, allows City to track impact of its resources. • 6 initiative-specific toolkits available. • Contain resources that can be modified by users to support their organization’s branding efforts. • Generic files without our logos for your use. • Word, Publisher, PDF files. • Select files require InDesign. City of Houston’s StrategicPlan 5th Objective:ServeastheNationalModelforMunicipalResponse 19
  19. 19. • Massage Establishment Ordinance • Learn what is involved in amending the ordinance. Contains documents City used to amend its ordinance. • Taxi Industry Initiative • Use the included e-mail and text message templates to start your own partnership with a local transportation company. Templates can be modified. • Palm Cards • Grow your direct outreach efforts with 3 sets of palm-sized cards translated into five non-English languages. Content can be edited using InDesign. • Municipal Jail Sign • Reach out to victims who may happen to be caught in the criminal justice system. The sign can be hung over jail phone banks. Content can be edited using InDesign. • Media Campaign • Raise awareness in your city with multi-modal Watch for Traffick PSAs. • Task Force • NGOs and govt. representatives can used included documents to build their own task force from the ground up. 20 City of Houston’s Strategic Plan 5th Objective–PreviewofAvailableToolkits
  20. 20. 21 City of Houston’s Strategic Plan ReachofPlanandToolkitDownloadsasofApril17th,2017 Resource Type Number of Downloads Strategic Plan 265 Massage Establishment Toolkit 20 Municipal Jail Poster Toolkit 6 Taxi Industry Initiative Toolkit 13 Palm Cards Toolkit 67 Task Force Toolkit 13 Watch for Traffick Toolkit 34 Grand Total 418 Count of Downloads of City of Houston Anti-Trafficking Resources and Toolkits Range: April 25, 2016 to April 17, 2017
  21. 21. 22 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan Reachof PlanandToolkitDownloadsasofApril17th,2017 Texas(bycity) TotalNumberofDownloads:314downloadsin 44cities
  22. 22. 23 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan Reachof PlanandToolkitDownloadsasofApril17th,2017 U.S.andCanada(bycity) TotalNumberofDownloads:U.S.(statesoutsideTexas): 95downloadsin 26states;Canada:6downloads
  23. 23. 24 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan Reachof PlanandToolkitDownloadsasofApril17th,2017 International(bycity) TotalNumberofDownloads:3downloadsin3countries
  24. 24. 25 City of Houston’s StrategicPlan FinancialSnapshot-Expenditures Mayor’s Office Resources $50,000 Grants and Private Support $112,000 Total $162,000 Expenditures $143,176.33 Remaining in FY2017 $18,823.67
  25. 25. Presented by: Minal Patel Davis Special Advisor to the Mayor on Human Trafficking Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner Office: (832) 393-0977 Cell: (832) 596-9965 E-Mail: Minal.Davis@houstontx.gov Website: HumanTraffickingHouston.org City of Houston’s Anti-HumanTrafficking StrategicPlan 26

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