January 05, 2021, Tamuning, Guam – The Human Trafficking Task Force has launched a series of informational videos in CHamoru, Chuukese, Chinese, English, Korean and Tagalog to be dispersed to news outlets, agencies, and on social media encouraging the community to “Stop the Evil” and to file a report if they suspect human trafficking. This is the latest effort in the Task Force’s “Stop the Evil” campaign to educate the community about the different types of human trafficking that plague the island.
Residents who suspect human trafficking or wish to voice a concern can call the Department of Homeland Security’s 24/7 hotline at (671) 475-0400 to provide anonymous tips related to human trafficking.
The Task Force also announces that January is designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month. The Governor’s Office will host a proclamation signing on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:30pm.
The Human Trafficking Task Force is led by the Office of the Attorney General and comprised of the following agencies and organizations: Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center; Healing Hearts Crisis Center; Guam Bureau of Women’s Affairs; Guam Coalition against Sexual Assault and Family Violence; Victim Advocates Reaching Out; Department of Public Health and Social Services, Adult Protective Services; Child Protective Services; Guam Community Health Centers; Guam Homeland Security; Marianas Regional Fusion Center; Guam Police Department; Guam Department of Labor, US Department of Homeland Security, Investigations; US Department of Labor; the Governor’s Community Outreach- Federal Programs Office; US Attorney’s Office, Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
The graphics and videos are courtesy of the Task Force. Individuals and businesses alike are welcome to use and share them to spread awareness of the crime of human trafficking and the Human Trafficking Task Force educational campaign.