New partnership to counter human trafficking
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 during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
DHS Blue Campaign Chair Maria Odom said of the partnership, “A partnership like this is important because no one can fight human trafficking alone. Enabling citizens to recognize and report this heinous crime will help to identify and rescue victims and bring perpetrators to justice.” Through this partnership, the DHS Blue Campaign and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights hope to raise public consciousness of human trafficking and help individuals identify and recognize indicators of human trafficking.
The DHS Blue Campaign works in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental, and private organizations to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.
For more information about the partnership, please follow the link below.
DHS Blue Campaign and The District of Columbia Announce New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking, Department of Homeland Security