Engage Together®Project Tennessee Accelerating efforts to end & prevent human trafficking in our local communities
Welcome to the Engage Together Project site for Tennessee. Here you'll find information about where we are in the Project, who is involved, upcoming events, and other important details to support your engagement.
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Engage Together® Project Phases:
Phase 1: Research & Data Collection
Phase 2: Findings Reviews & Reports
Phase 3: Community Mobilization
Where are we now?
Right now, we are moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the Project! Which means, while we're still gathering information from those working to address human trafficking and protect vulnerable populations in the state of Tennessee, we're ready to share with you several Preliminary Reports on the findings so far.
The following reports were published in March 2023. Click on each one to access the PDFs. You are welcome to download and share these reports with your network too.
Where are we going next?
Next up in our process is to work with the Human Trafficking Task Force and Steering Committee to create county by county reports and action plans. Once complete, we'll share that information with you and help your community engage together in greater ways to strengthen your local response to human trafficking.
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Engage Together Project is made possible by a host of partners working together to end and prevent human trafficking the state of Tennessee, including:
Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Attorney general's office
Charlie H. Apigian, PhD.
Judy K. Orr
Child Advocacy Centers
Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Department of Children services
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
DRUG ENDANGERED CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE
Sara Beth Urban
Tennessee Bureau of Investigations
Tennessee Department of Health (HEALTH COUNCILS)
Tennessee office of community & faith based initiatives
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"For more than a decade, Tennessee has shown itself to be a leader in the fight against human trafficking, and the Engage Together Project is another bold step in that ongoing work. As we better understand and catalog the vast resources available across the state, we’ll have a better sense of our strengths and our gaps, and be better positioned to help resource every victim as they take the first steps toward becoming a survivor. We can’t wait to see how this effort accelerates the difference we’re making – together as a state – in the fight against trafficking." David B. Rausch | Director, TBI
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"Engage Together® Project will strengthen our collective knowledge, partnerships, strategies, and resources to end and prevent human trafficking in Tennessee. On a personal note, as a native Nashvillian, I'm thrilled to bring this project to my home state. If you are engaged in efforts to address human trafficking, and haven't yet heard from us already, let us know by filling out the form above. If you are not yet engaged, but want to know how to help, stay tuned. We'll have many opportunities for everyone to make a difference - soon." Ashleigh S. Chapman, JD | Founder, Engage Together®