As of February 26, 2021, the HSI led DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) assumed responsibility for processing Continued Presence requests, and has been working diligently to ensure that law enforcement officers are aware this important tool is available to assist human trafficking victims. This Continued Presence Resource Guide is one of those efforts.
Combatting Human Trafficking
[LIVESTREAM] The newly established DHS Annual Awards in Countering Human Trafficking recognize and reward major counter human trafficking efforts and contributions by Department personnel. Comprised of five distinct categories, these awards recognize DHS employees, teams, and a DHS partner organization for outstanding leadership, superior public service, and/or significant contributions that further the Department’s efforts to advance counter-trafficking operations, protect victims, and enhance prevention efforts.
DHS released the second Center for CCHT Annual Report, outlining the Department’s achievements in combatting human trafficking during the previous FY.
As part of its observance of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the DHS and the DOT's Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) hosted an “Intersections of Human Trafficking and International Aviation Roundtable.”
The Blue Campaign invites you to raise awareness of human trafficking on January 11 by participating in one of its largest awareness initiatives, #WearBlueDay.
On December 27, 2022, President Biden signed the “Countering Human Trafficking Act of 2021,” which codifies and expands DHS's CCHT.
Tomorrow, we recognize World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an international day to raise awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking, the plight of trafficking victims, and how to better protect their rights.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a strategic partnership between the Department’s Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) and international non-governmental organization (NGO) Liberty Shared to enhance the Department’s ability to investigate forced labor in the supply chain.
S&T has teamed up with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and others to develop the enhanced analytic platforms, tools, and capabilities required to countering human trafficking across the country and around the world.