299A.79 TRAFFICKING STUDY; ANALYSIS AND USE OF DATA.
Subdivision 1. Data analysis.
The commissioner shall analyze the data collected in section
to develop a plan to address current trafficking and prevent future trafficking in
this state. The commissioner may evaluate various approaches used by other state and local
governments to address trafficking. The plan must include, but not be limited to:
(1) ways to train agencies, organizations, and officials involved in law enforcement,
prosecution, and social services;
(2) ways to increase public awareness of trafficking; and
(3) procedures to enable the state government to work with nongovernmental organizations
to prevent trafficking.
Subd. 2. Training plan.
The training plan required in subdivision 1 must include:
(1) methods used in identifying trafficking victims, including preliminary interview
techniques and appropriate interrogation methods;
(2) methods for prosecuting traffickers;
(3) methods for protecting the rights of trafficking victims, taking into account the need to
consider human rights and special needs of women and children trafficking victims; and
(4) methods for promoting the safety of trafficking victims.
Subd. 3. Public awareness initiative.
The public awareness initiative required in subdivision
1 must address, at a minimum, the following subjects:
(1) the risks of becoming a trafficking victim;
(2) common recruitment techniques; use of debt bondage, blackmail, forced labor and
services, prostitution, and other coercive tactics; and risks of assault, criminal sexual conduct,
exposure to sexually transmitted diseases, and psychological harm;
(3) crime victims' rights; and
(4) reporting recruitment activities involved in trafficking.
Subd. 4. Report to legislature.
The commissioner shall report the plan to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and divisions
having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding by December 15, 2006.
History: 2006 c 282 art 13 s 9