S&T is incorporating social science research into DHS’s counter-human trafficking approach through two foundational projects: (1) the Counter-human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Foundational Effort and (2) the Human Trafficking System Analysis and Technology Roadmap.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) seeks to address the growing problem of human trafficking through social science-based research. Through operationally relevant, end-user focused applied social and behavioral science research, S&T strives to enable, inform, and assist operational partners, decision makers, and policy makers in lessening the human and monetary costs of human trafficking. S&T has embarked on two unique efforts to support this goal: (1) the Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Foundational Effort and (2) the Human Trafficking System Analysis and Technology Roadmap.
Human smuggling is big business.
President Donald J. Trump signed the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017, which will help combat human trafficking as well as protect victims of this crime. This legislation will officially authorize for the first time the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, which is the unified voice for DHS efforts to combat and raise awareness regarding human trafficking.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Blue Campaign informational tri-fold brochure outlining the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to combat human trafficking.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign - the unified voice for DHS’s efforts to combat human trafficking - and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Tomorrow, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Russ Deyo will participate in a meeting alongside U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for National Security and Emergency Preparedness Ann Beauchesne and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Randy Johnson to discuss a new partnership with the DHS Blue Campaign.
This graphic visually depicts the accomplishment of the DHS Blue Campaign, particularly over the last year.
This 3.5x2 plastic card, which breaks into three smaller cards. The smallest card contains reporting information and can be discreetly carried on a key chain. The largest lists the signs of human trafficking to be on the lookout for along with information on how to report. Awareness themes include sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude.