National Freedom Day: Moving Forward in 2018

February 1, 2018
OTIP staff joined the Blue Campaign on Wear Blue Day to raise awareness on human trafficking

OTIP staff joined the DHS Blue Campaign on Wear Blue Day (January 11, 2018)

Happy National Freedom Day!

As we wrap up National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month Visit disclaimer page , we wanted to share a few highlights from January. Our colleagues across HHS jumped right in and demonstrated how their programs support individuals who have experienced or are at-risk of human trafficking.

Highlights from OTIP

  • We joined a convening of anti-trafficking leaders in the southeastern U.S. facilitated by ACF Region 4 to strengthen partnerships between the statewide human trafficking task force and ACF. The meeting, hosted by South Carolina’s Office of the Attorney General, focused on addressing labor trafficking, integrating state court perspectives and activities, national data development, and strengthening state-federal coordination. In addition, the meeting featured a press conference declaring the Region’s commitment to the multi-state partnership and coalition-building to prevent and end human trafficking.
  • We were pleased to join the U.S. Advisory Council as they released their 2017 Report Visit disclaimer page .
  • We co-hosted a roundtable convening with the DOJ Office for Victims of Crime Visit disclaimer page for training & technical assistance providers and planned to implement efforts to increase coordination.
  • Our Director, Katherine Chon, shared remarks at the United States Capitol Visitor Center at an event on labor trafficking hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign.
  • Our Child Protection Specialists were joined by over 250 participants on their webinar on Responding to Foreign Minor Victims of Trafficking – now offered monthly!
  • We co-hosted a webinar with SAMHSA on Human Trafficking & the Opioid Crisis and were joined by over 800 participants! If you’d like access to the training or to receive information about similar trainings in the future, join NHTTAC’s mailing list.

In February, we look forward to: