DHS Blue Campaign And South Carolina Office Of The Attorney General Announce New Partnership To Combat Human Trafficking [July 20, 2015]   [open pdf - 148KB]

On July 20, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "WASHINGTON -- 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 South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. 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. 'The DHS Blue Campaign welcomes the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General as a partner in the fight against human trafficking,' said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. 'Working with state and local governments across the country helps save lives and protect innocent people, and we are pleased that the State of South Carolina is fully embracing this effort.' Through this partnership, the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General will provide Blue Campaign training and awareness materials throughout the state to raise public consciousness of human trafficking. These materials will help individuals and communities recognize indicators of human trafficking as well as provide information on how to report suspected cases. The partnership will help South Carolina implement newly-passed legislation in the state, requiring several types of businesses and establishments within the state, including emergency rooms, urgent care centers, hotels, airports, train and bus stations, adult businesses, rest areas, and truck stops, to publicly post information for possible victims of human trafficking."

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