The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report earlier this month detailing U.S. agencies’ efforts in countering firearms trafficking in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. The report was published within days of GAO’s recent follow-up report on firearms trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico.
The report examines illicit trafficking across… Read More
A December report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has shown that little progress has been made on the 2010 National Drug Control Strategy since GAO’s last review in 2013. The 2010 strategy laid out seven goals for reducing illicit drug use by 2015, however GAO reported in 2013 that… Read More
On Monday the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights to raise awareness about human trafficking. The announcement was made as part of a series of DHS Blue Campaign updates that will be released… Read More
On January 5, the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) released a fact sheet detailing some of PITF’s recent accomplishments. PITF’s anti-trafficking efforts focus on rule of law, victim services, procurement and supply chains, and public awareness and outreach.
The fact sheet provides an… Read More
This month the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Labor announced the selection of six new Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams (ACTeam). These teams will lead Phase II of the ACTeam Initiative, an interagency effort to streamline federal criminal investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking offenses that began in 2011.
The… Read More
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign observed their fifth year fighting human trafficking in the U.S. The DHS Blue Campaign brings together DHS, law enforcement, government, non-governmental, and private organizations to assist trafficking victims and bring traffickers to justice.
In a statement commemorating the Blue Campaign milestone,… Read More
On December 11, the Department of Homeland Security announced their new partnership with TravelCenters of America. The partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and TravelCenters of America is meant to combat human trafficking...
In June, the U.S. State Department released their 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report. The report focuses on how well both U.S. and foreign governments respond to human trafficking...
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough recently spoke at the Annual Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, where he reviewed the Task Force’s progress since meeting last year...
Like JIATF South at Key West, FL, and JIATF North at Fort Bliss, TX, JIATF West's main focus is countering drug trafficking and other organized crime that directly impacts U.S. national security...