Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force


The Victims Services Committee supports its members to be knowledgeable, informed and responsive to human trafficking needs in the community.  It meets quarterly, and the location and topic of the meetings will vary, as each meeting spotlights different local initiatives, services and response plans.  Co-Chair Shannon Traore serves as point person for members attending this meeting.
The Victims Services Committee has also created a monthly MDT (multi-disciplinary team) meeting to allow for direct collaboration and coordination on cases.  Attendance at these MDT meetings is by invitation only, but please inquire if you are a direct services provider who would like to participate.  The Task Force will soon create an MDT for those who serve foreign nationals.  Co-Chair Kay Duffield will serve as point person for the MDT(s).


The Law Enforcement Committee meets regularly around specific cases. Maureen Cain serves as the point person for members of law enforcement.


The Outreach and Awareness Committee organizes the twice-annual Task Force General Meeting. Member requests or ideas may be shared with committee chairpersons or with the Co-Chairs of Outreach and Awareness, Mike Lynn and Erin Johnson. 

To contact NVHTTF chairs, you may email them directly:

Maureen Cain, Law Enforcement Committee Chair

Shannon Traore, Victim Services Committee Co-Chair

Kay Duffield, Victim Services Committee Co-Chair

Erin Johnson, Outreach & Awareness Committee Co-Chair

Mike Lynn, Outreach & Awareness Committee Co-Chair

Teresa Green, Outreach & Awareness /Communications-Newsletter

Michelle Mueller, Communications-Website