For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, 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 District of Columbia Office of Human Rights to raise awareness about human trafficking.
“The DHS Blue Campaign is pleased to partner with the District in the fight against human trafficking,” said DHS Blue Campaign Chair Maria Odom. “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 District of Columbia will post Blue Campaign awareness materials throughout the Metro system to raise public consciousness of human trafficking. Blue Campaign tools and resources, including posters, will also be placed at relevant District agency offices to help employees identify and recognize indicators of human trafficking. In addition, these materials will be made available for interested local businesses and the general public to provide information on how to report suspected cases of human trafficking and to help potential victims seek support.
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.
By Presidential Proclamation, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout January, the DHS Blue Campaign will highlight the Department’s work to end human trafficking and continue to bring awareness to this terrible crime.
For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign.
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