State Attorney Fox Appointed to Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

Attorney General Ashley Moody has appointed State Attorney Amira Fox to the Statewide
Council on Human Trafficking. Her appointment takes effect July 1, 2020 and will run until June
30, 2024. The Council, chaired by Attorney General Moody, has 15 members whose focus is to
combat human trafficking and to enhance care options for human trafficking victims. The
council will achieve this through agency partnerships and will also develop overall policy

“I am proud to be appointed by Attorney General Moody to the Council as combating human
trafficking remains a focus of my office. Human trafficking is often cloaked in darkness as
unscrupulous predators prey on their victims. Through the extensive work of the State Attorney’s
Office on the problem and this new statewide partnership, we will continue to help stop more
people from becoming victims,” said State Attorney Fox.

This comes at a time when the State Attorney’s Office human trafficking data project called “HT
Counts” is in an expansion phase. HT Counts is a database run by the State Attorney’s Office
which collects non-identifying data on victims of human trafficking and exploitation from both
law enforcement agencies and service providers. HT Counts aims to identify local trends in
human trafficking and provide useful data to agency partners that can be used to evaluate and
design service programs. Data is contributed by partner agencies and providers from the

“Currently we are expanding the software for the program to capture additional facets of human
trafficking statistics and information. This database truly encompasses all five counties within
the 20th Judicial Circuit and helps provide a complete picture to assist in making lives better for
those victimized and potential victims of human trafficking,” said State Attorney Fox.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office