Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Office has developed a human trafficking prevention manual for a statewide task force.

On Friday, Abbott addressed the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force and discussed the new resource to help criminal justice professionals dismantle human trafficking operations.

“As our experience has demonstrated, human trafficking can only be stopped through the coordinated efforts of many organizations at all levels – local, state, and federal as well as public and private,” said Abbott.

Abbott continued, saying “One of the most effective ways we have found to make a difference is through training. Training and awareness has improved the ability of law enforcement officers and prosecutors to identify human trafficking when they encounter it.”

The manual has resources to further the task force’s efforts to identify, investigate and prosecute human traffickers.

The Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force was created in 2009. The Task Force is chaired by Abbott.

The complete manual is available at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.