For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign, the Department’s unified effort to combat human trafficking, and Cullman County, Alabama, aimed at raising public awareness about human trafficking.
Through this partnership, co-branded Blue Campaign materials will be posted throughout the county as part of a public awareness campaign to educate local residents on how to recognize and report potential instances of human trafficking. Blue Campaign Chair Maria Odom signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security with Cullman County Chairman Kenneth Walker.
“We cannot combat human trafficking alone,” said Chair Maria Odom. “The Blue Campaign works closely with our partners across the Nation to help ensure that our communities know how to recognize and report the signs of human trafficking. We are honored to be working with Cullman County to bring an end to this heinous crime.”
Earlier this year, the Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force, comprised of representatives from a local community organizations, Juvenile Probation and the District Attorney’s Office, held a free public training with the DHS Blue Campaign. This latest partnership will build on previous human trafficking training in the county by spreading public awareness materials to members of the Cullman County community, to include more targeted materials to attorneys, juveniles and members of the trucking industry in the county.
The Blue Campaign works in partnership 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.
For more information, visit https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign.