President Donald J. Trump, joined by members of the Cabinet and senior White House advisers, delivers remarks during the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

U.S. Government Response – Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

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Combating human trafficking requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary effort.

Within government, this means the participation and coordination among agencies with a range of responsibilities that include criminal enforcement, labor enforcement, victim outreach and services, public awareness, education, trade policy, international development and programs, customs and immigration, intelligence, and diplomacy. Coordinated federal efforts that incorporate state, local, and tribal entities, the private sector, civil society, survivors, religious communities, and academia are essential to an integrated response to human trafficking that leverages resources and amplifies results. In the United States, federal agencies work to ensure a whole-of-government approach to address all aspects of human trafficking.

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