Who is required to report human trafficking data?

  • The Department of Public Safety
  • Municipal police departments
  • Sheriff’s departments
  • Constable’s offices
  • County attorney’s offices
  • District attorney’s offices
  • Criminal district attorney’s offices

Who in my organization needs to report the human trafficking data?

This will vary from organization to organization.  Please check with the head of your department to determine the responsible party for reporting this information to ensure that your organization remains in compliance with this legislative mandate.

What data needs to be reported?

The following information must be reported:

  • the offense that was being investigated or prosecuted and a brief description of the alleged prohibited conduct;
  • the age, gender, and race or ethnicity of each suspect and victim and the case number associated with that suspect;
  • the date, time, and location of the alleged offense;
  • the type of human trafficking involved, including:
    • (A) forced labor or services, as defined by Section 20A.01, Penal Code;
    • (B) causing the victim by force, fraud, or coercion to engage in prohibited conduct involving one or more sexual activities, including conduct described by Section 20A.02(a)(3), Penal Code; or
    • (C) causing a child victim by any means to engage in, or become the victim of, prohibited conduct involving one or more sexual activities, including conduct described by Section 20A.02(a)(7), Penal Code;
  • other related prosecution charges;
  • information regarding any victims' service organization or program to which the victim was referred, if available; and
  • the disposition of the investigation or prosecution, regardless of its manner.

What if I have no cases to report?

Even if you have no cases to report, you must submit a form in order to remain in compliance under Article 2.305 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.  Please fill out ALL the Required Contact Information so that we can identify your organization when reporting to the legislature and simply check the box indicated for no case reports.  Please submit a new report at each biannual filing date. 

What if I already submit information to UCH and/or UCR?

The reporting requirements under Article 2.305 of the Code of Criminal Procedure are in addition to and separate from other reporting requirements.  You must comply with the reporting requirements under Article 2.305 regardless of whether you currently report the same information to other entities.

How do I report the human trafficking data?

All information must be complete, current, and accurate. The Office of the Attorney General requests that, at a minimum, this information be submitted by April 1 and October 1 of every year.

When do I need to submit the human trafficking data?

Data must be submitted biannually on April 1 and October 1 of each year. Please note, a separate form must be submitted for each new offense.  Forms may be submitted as the offense occurs or may be submitted all at one time by the biannual reporting deadline.

How can I make sure I am in compliance with Article 2.305 of the Code of Criminal Procedure?

For more information, please refer to Article 2.305 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and 1 TAC §§ 54.90 and 54.91.

Further Questions?

Please contact us at [email protected]. We will do our best to assist you as questions arise and will respond as soon as possible to your inquiry.