The Department of Homeland Security has teamed up with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General to launch efforts that aim to increase awareness on human trafficking through DHS’ Blue Campaign.
The attorney general’s office in Virginia will distribute awareness materials from DHS Blue Campaign throughout the state to help community members determine human trafficking indicators and guide them on how to report such cases, DHS said Wednesday.
Maria Odom, chair of the DHS Blue Campaign, signed the memorandum of understanding for the partnership with the office of Attorney General Mark Herring.
The attorney general’s office will also conduct trainings for school administrators, law enforcement, child protective services workers and the public in support of human trafficking awareness efforts.
The Blue Campaign works to advance DHS’ efforts to fight human trafficking through partnerships with government agencies, law enforcement authorities and the private sector.