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North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission

The North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission is the legislatively mandated leader of anti-human trafficking efforts in North Carolina per S.L. 2013-368.  The Commission is charged with examining and combating human trafficking; funding and facilitating research; creating measurement, assessment, and accountability measures; informing and educating law enforcement personnel, social services providers, and the general public; suggesting new policies, procedures, and legislation; developing regional response teams; and identifying gaps in law enforcement or service provision and recommending solutions.  The Commission is housed in and staffed by the NC Department of Justice.
The members of the Commission are:

  1. Libby Magee Coles (Chair), JusticeMatters, Inc., Faith-Based or Benefits Organization (Speaker’s Appointment)
  2. Pamela B. Cashwell, NC Department of Public Safety, Secretary of Public Safety’s Designee (Governor’s Appointment)
  3. Jennifer Haigwood, NC Department of Labor, Commissioner of Labor's Designee (Governor’s Appointment)
  4. Monika Johnson Hostler, N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA), Public at Large (Speaker’s Appointment)
  5. Dianne Layden, North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork, Public at Large (Senate’s Appointment)
  6. Christine Shaw Long, The Salvation Army, NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking (Speaker’s Appointment)
  7. Jasmine McGhee, NC Department of Justice, Attorney General's Designee (Governor’s Appointment)
  8. Caitlin Ryland, Legal Aid of NC, Legal Aid of North Carolina (Senate’s Appointment)
  9. Captain Suzanne Mauney-Smith, Gaston County Police Department, City or Town Police (Senate’s Appointment)
  10. William M. Nichols, Ret. Major NC Highway Patrol, County Sheriff's Designee (Senate’s Appointment)
  11. Sarah Tellis, True Justice International, Health Care Representative (Governor’s Appointment)
  12. William R. West, Jr., District Attorney of Cumberland County, District Attorney (Speaker’s Appointment)

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