Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking (WashACT)

WashACT is a multi-disciplinary task force convened in 2006 by the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington. The Committee’s mission is to insure that victims of trafficking receive all resources available to them, and that human traffickers are identified, investigated and prosecuted to the utmost extent of the law. WashACT is co-chaired by Assistant US Attorney Catherine Crisham, the Seattle Police Department’s Vice High Risk Victims Unit and Kathleen Morris, Deputy Director at the International Rescue Committee in Seattle. Members meet monthly to share information on trafficking and resources to victims of trafficking, to identify and remedy gaps in services to victims, and to coordinate investigations and prosecution of trafficking cases. Meetings are invitation only.

New at WashACT?

WashACT hosts quarterly information sessions to inform the community on anti-trafficking efforts in Western Washington and about how service providers, law enforcement, practitioners and mobilization groups collaborate to improve response to human trafficking. WashACT information sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, to RSVP for the next WashAct Information Session, or to request an invitation email [email protected].