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Human trafficking is a crime and a form of modern-day slavery. DHS is working to end it.
On January 13, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) hosted a public webinar during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to discuss how DHS combats human trafficking and forced labor in imported goods. Subject matter experts from DHS headquarters and various components joined the engagement.
This document provides an overview of Blue Campaign and DHS Anti-Trafficking efforts.
This document is a pocket sized card that Campus Law Enforcement and Safety Officials can carry with them. It provides the indicators of Human Trafficking as it relates to college students and campuses, and provides information on a victim centered approach. It also lists phone numbers that can be used to report the crime.
The purpose of this guide is to inform campus law enforcement and public safety officials about human trafficking and its indicators so that you can be better prepared to recognize a potential victim at the college or university campus you serve. It also includes information about taking a victim-centered approach and how trauma can affect victim behavior that you may be witnessing.
This guide includes information about what human trafficking is and how to recognize it among youth.
The purpose of this guide is to inform front line convenience retail employees about human trafficking and the indicators that may help them recognize a potential victim while on the job.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation articulates the Department’s long-term approach for combating these crimes and serves as a framework to prioritize resources and monitor progress. Additionally, this strategy supports the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, a Cabinet-level entity that coordinates federal efforts to combat human trafficking.
Read how Blue Campaign and the federal government are working to support victims of human trafficking.
DHS S&T seeks to address the growing problem of human trafficking through social science-based research.
These posters were created to raise awareness of human trafficking among Native communities. Informed by Native survivors of human trafficking, the series uses culturally-relevant images and messages. Organizations working to reach Native communities with information about human trafficking can display these posters in locations like schools, community centers, and offices.