Commission on Human Trafficking

The purpose of this Commission is to promote public awareness of the existence of human trafficking within Hillsborough County; Establish, through relationship building within the community, educational programming opportunities for the public and key industries to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and learn to report suspected human trafficking; and Advocate strategies, financially and otherwise, to aid rescued victims of human trafficking; and Support local and statewide efforts to identify opportunities for positive impact and improved outcomes for victims and service providers through data collection, sharing, and analysis.

Heroes Against Human Trafficking Program

Membership

Members appointed by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners.

Maximum membership

The membership of this Commission shall be comprised of 20 members representing the following:

  1. A member of the Board of County Commissioners
  2. Two representatives of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), with one being an officer with the Child Protective Unit, both designated by the HCSO
  3. A representative of the Tampa Police Department (TPD), as designated by the TPD
  4. A representative of the Temple Terrace Police Department, as designated by the Department
  5. A representative of the Plant City Police Department, as designated by the Department
  6. A representative of the Hillsborough County School District (HCSD), as designated by the HCSD
  7. A representative of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA), as designated by the (HCAA)
  8. A representative of the Port Tampa Bay, as designated by Port Tampa Bay
  9. A representative of the Office of the State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (SA), as designated by the SA

There shall be seven individuals, each representing at least one of the following segments of our community:

  1. A representative of the Hillsborough County Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (PD), as designated by the PD
  2. A representative of the Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, as designated by the Chief Judge or his designee
  3. A representative of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, as designated by the Commission on the Status of Women
  4. Community/Victim Services, as designated by Redefining Refuge
  5. Tourism Industry, as designated by Visit Tampa Bay
  6. Hotel Industry, as designated by the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association
  7. Hospital/Medical Profession, as designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  8. Religious Institutions
  9. Human Trafficking Community Advocate
  10. Lived Experience Expert, as designated by Created, Healing Root and Victims 2 Survivors

The Commission may appoint non-voting participants and/or liaisons who may participate in meetings but may not vote.

Length of Term

Terms are initially staggered as follows, and all subsequent terms are for two years:

  • Categories A – N, two year terms
  • Categories M – S, initially one year term

Authority

Resolution R19-141, adopted December 4, 2019 by the BOCC.

Meeting Time and Place

June 24, Virtual Meeting

Accessing Virtual Meetings

The meeting will be conducted virtually, via telephone conference call. Media and the public can listen in live at:

The meeting will be captioned on the screen as well.

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Contact Person

Heather Curry, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Special Projects
Homeless Projects
(813) 274-6844

Schedule & Agendas

  Member Position/Appointed By Dates of Service
 A The Honorable Kimberly Overman Board of County Commissioners 02/19/2020 -
11/17/2020
 B Captain Geoffrey Harris HCSO 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2022
B Ms. Iris Corey-Dunaway HCSO - Child Protective Unit 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2022
C Deputy Chief Lee Bercaw Tampa Police Department 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2022
D The Honorable Karen Perez HC School District 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2022
E Detective Sergeant Kevin Durkin Aviation Authority 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2022
F Mr. Charles Klug Port Tampa Bay 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2022
G The Honorable Andrew Warren State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2022
H
Temple Terrace Police Department
I
Plant City Police Department
J
Public Defender for Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
K
Chief Judge / Court Administrator' Office for Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
L
Commission on the Status of Women Representative
M Ms. Jennifer Glaister Community Victims Services - designated by Redefining Refuge 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2021
N Mr. Santiago Corrada Tourism Industry - designated by Visit Tampa Bay 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2021
O Ms. Tina Smith Hotel Industry - designated by the HC Hotel & Motel Association 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2021
P Ms. Kathleen Kempke Hospital/Medical Profession - designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2021
Q Ms. Brenna Taylor Religious Institution 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2021
R Ms. Dotti Groover-Skipper Community Advocate for Human Trafficking 02/19/2020 -
02/28/2021
S

Lived Experience Expert