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June 13, 2015

ACF Creates New Office On Trafficking in Persons

On June 10, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a new Office on Trafficking in Persons that will allow the Administration on Children and Families to carry out more effective anti-trafficking work. 

“At ACF we believe that human trafficking is not only a violent crime issue, but it is a public health issue that affects individuals, families, and communities,” said HHS Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg. “We see our anti-trafficking efforts as a key part of our work to address and prevent violence against vulnerable populations.”

The main priorities of the Office on Trafficking in Persons will be to establish a victim delivery system, to develop a more data-driven program, and to integrate efforts into existing HHS prevention strategies.

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