Crimes Against Children
- High-Risk Victims Trafficking
High-Risk Victims Trafficking (HRVT) Squad
1400 Botham Jean Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75215
The High-Risk Victims Trafficking (HRVT) Squad specializes in investigations involving the sexual abuse, human trafficking, and exploitation of children under the age of 18 who are induced into commercial sex. Runaway and homeless youth are vulnerable to trafficking. They lack a strong supportive network and run away to unfamiliar environments and are at risk of trafficking. Runaway youth are often approached by traffickers at transportation hubs, shelters, or other public spaces. These traffickers pretend to be a boyfriend or significant other, using feigned affection and manipulation to elicit commercial sex or services from the victim. These children are often victims of prostitution and repeated victims of sexual abuse. HRVT is part of the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force.
State Law Mandates Reporting Child Abuse.
HRVT Sergeant: Sergeant Kristin Alvarado