Tag: trafficking

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 the Office of National Drug Control Policy […]

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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 […]

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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 update on anti-trafficking efforts, including […]

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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 new ACTeams will be based […]

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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, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security […]

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has established a new task force up to aid U.S. government agencies in counteracting Europe’s growing trafficking problem…

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