Our mandate to work against sex and labor trafficking in Howard County is supported in part through the work of the Howard County Human Trafficking Prevention Coordination Council (HTPCC), an appointed and voluntary body which held its first meeting in December 2017.  The HTPCC was made permanent by County legislation, (CB 52-2019) that took effect  in January 2020.  

The Office of Human Trafficking Prevention aligns with the values and standards of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, partnering with anti-trafficking agencies and organizations which conform responsibly to best practices in the field.   

Red Sand 2021

Documentary Screening: Trafficked in America

Commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness Month by joining us VIRTUALLY on January 25th At 7pm for a virtual screening and panel discussion of PBS Frontline’s Trafficked in America, which investigates how a group of teenagers from Guatemala were forced to work against their will at an Ohio egg farm and how their case illuminates the problem of labor trafficking in the U.S. 

Trafficked in America
Program & Resources
Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human Trafficking Awareness Month Red Sand Project event, January 30, 2021: 

Advocates and officials throughout Howard County's human trafficking prevention network take part in the annual international Red Sand Project. Watch full video now

Human Trafficking Awareness Month Red Sand Project event, January 27, 2020: 

Read about Human Trafficking Awareness Month event in the Baltimore Sun

Read about the Human Trafficking Red Sand Ceremony in the Baltimore Sun

Grant Funding to Fight Human Trafficking, October 7, 2020:

Press Conference to announce Grant Award from the US Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crimes

Read about the grant award in the Baltimore Sun

Read about the grant award in the Baltimore Watchdog

What is Human Trafficking
Get Involved

Come to our meetings.

All Full HTPCC and small committee meetings are open to the public and we welcome new participants to broaden our network and contribute to our work. Check out our past full and committee meeting agendas and join us!  

Board and Commissions HTPCC 

Contact Us

Andrea Nunez, Manager, Office of Human Trafficking Prevention at 410-313-6558 (voice/relay) or [email protected].   

Briana Davis, Program Assistant, Office of Human Trafficking Prevention at 410-313-5967 (voice/relay) or [email protected].  

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for other ways to volunteer? We recommend these 2 outstanding local partners:  

HopeWorks of Howard County – Howard County’s direct service provider to adult survivors of human trafficking, and other forms of IPV, based in Columbia. 

Araminta Freedom Initiative - Based in Baltimore.  

Human Trafficking Service Leaders showed support for the victims in the Charles Nabit case

Howard County OHTP Joins Statewide Anti-Trafficking Leaders in Supporting Survivors at Charles Nabit federal sentencing on September 27, 2021.


Human Trafficking Prevention Coordination Council

The full HTPCC meets on a bi-monthly basis and convenes smaller project-driven committees and ad hoc workgroups as needed.  No confidential information is discussed.  All meetings are publicized in advance on this webpage and are open to the public.  Attendance is recorded and reflected in each full meetings’ minutes, which are approved at the next full HTPCC meeting.  Ex officio members within County government and the composition and number of public members are dictated by the Coordination Council’s founding legislation (CB 52-2019). Terms of the public members are staggered and vary in length and appointments are made as needed by the County Executive.   


Andrea Nunez
Briana Davis
Program Assistant
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