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Written testimony of FEMA for a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation Security, and Subcommittee on National Security hearing titled “Oversight of the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Protection and National Preparedness Grants Program Directorate Assistant Administrator Brian Kamoie addresses DHS and FEMA’s overall efforts to assist states, tribes, territories, and localities in preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks and incidents of mass violence.

DHS Announces Human Trafficking Training Program For Federal Law Enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will begin to provide human trafficking awareness training as part of basic training courses at FLETC. The courses, which train federal law enforcement officers and agents from every Cabinet level Department, will equip graduates with the ability to better recognize signs of human trafficking that they might encounter in their routine law enforcement duties.

DHS Releases Updated Law Enforcement Resource Guide on U and T Visas

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security released updated guidance for law enforcement on resources available to victims of serious crimes, including human trafficking. The U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide provides federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials with helpful information to support the investigations and prosecution of crimes involving qualified immigrant victims.

S&T EDGE Virtual Training Fact Sheets and Video

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to develop a virtual environment that every jurisdiction within the country can access, train within, and modify to meet their individual needs. S&T is leveraging investments and technological advances made by the military, specifically the U.S. Army’s prototype virtual environment called Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training.

DHS Blue Campaign Five Year Milestone

blue campaignToday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign marks five years of collective effort to end the heinous crime of human trafficking in the United States. During this short period, the DHS Blue Campaign has served as the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, bringing together the resources and capabilities across DHS to protect victims and bring traffickers to justice.  Of course, we do not do this alone.  We work closely with our governmental and law enforcement partners, as well as those service providers and non-governmental organizations that work each day to assist victims of human trafficking.  Ending human trafficking in the United States requires the collective resolve of all corners of our nation, and we are grateful to work alongside our committed partners in this effort.

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