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The Compass Plan

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In addition to activities which directly impact survivors of human trafficking, the​​Compass Plan also emphasizes having important conversations to prevent and end human trafficking which culminates in Human Trafficking Awareness Month every January.​​

Please click here to read the July 2020 Quarterly newsletter: 

HT Newsletter July 2020.pdf

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In 2013, the Phoenix City Council created the Mayor's Human Trafficking Task Force​, championed and Chaired by Councilman Jim Waring. The City of Phoenix then adopted and implemented a 5 year roadmap called The Compass Plan to eradicate human trafficking which focuses on four key areas:

  • Law Enforcement​​
  • Victim Services
  • Training
  • Awareness and Outreach

Please contact the Strategic Initiatives team for more information about the Compass Plan, Human Trafficking Task Force or to learn how you can help end sex trafficking in our community!

​Sergio Gomez
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Sergio.Gomez@phoenix.gov
(602) 262-4946

Sarah Way
Strategic Initiatives Specialist
Sarah.Way@phoenix.gov
(602) 206-6157​



Partnerships

The City of Phoenix partners with many local organizations to improve survivor services, raise public awareness and facilitate professional training.​

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 Resources

If you suspect human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-3737-888 or text 233733

To speak with a Victim Advocate, please contact the Phoenix Family Advocacy Center: 602-534-2120
2120 N Central Ave # 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix Dream Center, Where Hope Lives Program: (602) 516-0033

Sojourner Center 24-hour crisis helpline: (602) 244-0089

A New Leaf domestic violence shelter hotline: (844) SAFEDVS

International Rescue Committee Phoenix: (623) 332-0013

Training and Resources United to Stop Trafficking (TRUST): (844) 878-7829

Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services Hotline: (602) 248-7055

Catholic Charities D.I.G.N.I.T.Y. Diversion Program: (602) 258-2785

Community Bridges (substance abuse) 24/7 Access to Care: (877) 931-9142

La Frontera- EMPACT Crisis Hotline: (800) 273-8255​

City of Phoenix Efforts to Serve Victims of Trafficking​

​In 2016, the Human Services Department's Family Advocacy Center partnered with the Phoenix Police Department's Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit to provide a Human Trafficking Victim Advocate fully-embedded​ within the HEAT Unit. The Human Trafficking Victim Advocate is able to offer supportive services to any suspected survivor of human trafficking.​

In November 2017, the Phoenix Housing Department opened the Phoenix Starfish Place​, a permanent supportive housing for women who have experienced sex trafficking and their children.