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Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking establishes Advisory Board

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The Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking (MCCAHT) recently established its first Advisory Board.  The MCCAHT (established in 2015) is a partnership of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, churches, social service agencies, advocacy groups, and individuals with a mission to eliminate human trafficking in Montgomery County, Texas.

As the leadership team for the MCCAHT, the Advisory Board’s duties will include: 1) meeting and event planning and coordination; 2) developing public awareness strategies and resources; 3) gathering input from/serving as a liaison with relevant constituencies and survivors; 4) providing feedback to the organization from the community; and 5) providing technical expertise.  The MCCAHT Advisory Board (“the Board”) is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills to more effectively guide the MCCAHT (“the Coalition”) and achieve its mission.  The Board serves to make recommendations and/or provide key information, direction, training, coordination, and materials to the Coalition and its members.

Advisory Board members were selected through a competitive application and review process and must have already demonstrated a commitment to eliminating human trafficking in Montgomery County.  Each Board member was selected to fill a specific position on the Board based on their expertise or experience and commitment.




The newly elected Board Members include:
Tyler Dunman, Chairperson / Special Crimes Bureau Chief, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
John Godden, Law Enforcement Position / Detective, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Laura Bond, Prosecutor Position / Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
Meghan Miller, Non-Governmental Organization Position / Children’s Safe Harbor
Dennis Mark, Service Provider Position / Redeemed Ministries
David Diaz, Governmental Position / DHS/ICE Homeland Security Investigations
Joe Vanderslice, Church / Faith-Based Position, The Woodlands United Methodist Church
Ashley Steel, Advocate Position
Vacant, Survivor Position / To Be Determined

 The Advisory Board held its first meeting and Board orientation on January 10, 2019.  The next MCCAHT Coalition meeting will be on February 21, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.  The Coalition meetings are open to anyone wanting to get involved in fighting human trafficking and exploitation in Montgomery County, Texas.

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Source: J. Tyler Dunman, Chairperson, MCCAHT Advisory Board, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Special Crimes Bureau, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office