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

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