The National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) established in 2005, leads the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ’s) efforts to coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the national response to Trafficking in Persons. The Task Force encompasses personnel from a wide range of State Agencies, such as: the Ministries of National Security, Justice, Labour and Social Security, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Health, Tourism, Education, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, the Office of the Children’s Advocate, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) , as well as members of the NGO community. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice currently chairs the Task Force.
The core emphases of the NATFATIP are the prevention and suppression of Trafficking in Persons, the prosecution of offenders, and the protection and provision of assistance to victims of trafficking. The Task Force is organized in three Sub-Committees namely; Protection, Prevention/Public Education and Prosecution which drive the Task Force through their implementation of its National Plan of Action 2018-2021 for combatting Trafficking in Persons.