About Us

Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking Board of Directors

Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking Board of Directors

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery (NAHT) was Iowa’s first and remains the only statewide volunteer organization devoted exclusively to ending human trafficking in all its forms. The NAHT believes that human trafficking is modern day slavery where vulnerable people are forced or coerced into involuntary servitude for the purpose of financial profit for traffickers. We also believe that human trafficking is:

  • A crime against the most basic human rights, affecting women, children and men.
  • An underground activity about which there is limited information and knowledge.
  • The result of complex issues with a global magnitude, involving social, economic, health, political and legal factors.
  • Force or coercion need not to be shown for a minor to be considered a victim of trafficking.

Our Mission

Coordinating Iowa’s solution to end human trafficking through coalition building, raising awareness, providing education, and promoting advocacy.

Board Meeting Minutes

Beginning in September 2016, we are now posting Board Meeting Minutes here.

Advocates and Allies

Allies who work with the NAHT include individuals and organizations who share resources and communications to help the NAHT accomplish its mission. Some of the organizations provide or have expressed interest to provide services to victims of human trafficking, conduct public awareness activities or training.

The following groups have worked collaboratively with the NAHT and have advocated for an end to modern day slavery:

  • ACCESS (Ames)
  • Achieving Maximum Potential and Coalition of Iowa Foster Care Youth Councils (Statewide)
  • Ames Police Department
  • Ames Town and Country Kiwanis
  • Attacking Trafficking (Davenport)
  • Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
  • Braking Traffik (Davenport)
  • Braking Free (Minneapolis)
  • Broadlawns Medical Center (Des Moines)
  • Canterbury Christ Church
  • Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission
  • Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (Waverly)
  • Center for Creative Justice (Ames)
  • Central Iowa Services Network Against Human Trafficking (CISN)
  • Chains Interrupted (Cedar Rapids)
  • Child and Family Policy Center
  • Child Welfare Advisory Committee (Iowa)
  • Children and Families of Iowa
  • Chrysalis Foundation (Des Moines)
  • Coalition for Families and Children
  • Des Moines Police Department
  • Des Moines University
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
  • Dorothy’s House (Des Moines)
  • End Child Prostitution and Trafficking USA (National)
  • End It Coalition/Shine a Light on Slavery (International)
  • Family Crisis Centers (Sioux City)
  • Family Resources (Davenport)
  • Garden Gate Ranch (Ankeny)
  • Golden K Kiwanis (Ames)
  • Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Division of Crime Victim Assistance
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Iowa Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers (Statewide)
  • Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
  • Iowa Department of Human Services, Doug Wolfe, Trafficking Coordinator
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Iowa Association of Community Providers (Iowa)
  • Iowa Department of Public Safety, Office to Combat Human Trafficking
  • Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (program of YSS)
  • Iowa Justice For Our Neighbors
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
  • Iowa National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
  • ISU Committee on Lectures
  • ISU Student Network Against Human Trafficking
  • Kiwanis Club of Ames
  • LAST Watch (Marshalltown)
  • Lutheran Services of Iowa
  • Mercy West Family Practice and Urgent Care
  • Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa
  • Mount Mercy University
  • National Center on Sexual Exploitation (Washington, DC)
  • NIAD Center for Human Development/Crisis Intervention Services (Mason City)
  • Office of US Attorney, Victim Witness Program
  • OK200 Bike Ride to End Trafficking (Des Moines)
  • Parenting Way Inc.
  • Plymouth Church Task Force on Human Trafficking (Des Moines)
  • Polaris Project
  • Polk County Crisis and Advocacy
  • Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
  • Protecting Our Children (Ames)
  • ratherthanrunning, LLC: website design, hosting, maintenance (Iowa City)
  • Rotary Club of Ames
  • Sacred Heart Church (Boone)
  • Set Free Dubuque
  • Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking
  • Somali Child Concern
  • Stopping the Demand (Cedar Rapids)
  • Story County Sheriff’s Office
  • Teens Against Human Trafficking (Statewide)
  • The Body as an Ally
  • The HOLA Center (Des Moines)
  • The Salvation Army (Statewide)
  • Thorn/Ashton Kutcher Foundation (National)
  • United Church of Christ (Ames)
  • United Church of Christ (Ankeny)
  • United Church of Christ (Urbandale)
  • University of Iowa, Center for Human Rights
  • U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking
  • Wings of Refuge (Iowa Falls)
  • Young Women’s Resource Center (Des Moines)
  • Youth and Shelter Services (YSS)