Grand Island Area Coalition on Trafficking

GI-ACT was formed in 2018, comprised of law enforcement, non-profit organizations, educators, community volunteers, and churches. We meet bi-monthly to discuss and plan education and events to raise awareness about Human Trafficking in the Heartland.



  • Data & Advocacy
  • Education & Awareness

GI-ACT Leadership Team

  • Chair: 
  • Co-Chair: Amber Smith
  • Treasurer: Eric Garcia-Mendez
  • Leadership Team: All those listed above, plus: Amy Bennett, Sarah Griess, Elias Wilson, Marissa Cornelius, Becky Fausett, Allie Trautmen, Shelby Landell, Susie Hageman

To contact the leadership team, please email

Next General Meetings:

Current goals:  

  • Connect and collaborate locally
  • Provide training to all area hotels & motels
  • Create awareness of the current issues surrounding Human Trafficking


  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Resources & Information: