South Carolina Named #1 in the Nation
Shared Hope International's Protected Innocence Challenge named South Carolina the #1 state in the nation for progress in 2018.
The State Task Force thanks its members, our state's legislators, and dedicated community advocates for their work in combatting human trafficking in South Carolina.
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"Using data and research, we strive to understand human trafficking dynamics, victimization, and service needs in our state. Data and research are necessary to inform prevention, intervention, and policymaking on human trafficking in South Carolina.... "Liyun Zhang, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Children's Law Center
"In my third year of working as the Faith Based Victim Services Project Director for the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, I have been blessed to see the interfaith community collaborating with crime victim services to provide support for all crime victims and... "Roger Acton, South Carolina Victim Assistance Network
"The Coastal Region Human Trafficking Task Force has brought together local law enforcement agencies in Horry and Georgetown Counties as well as our state and federal law enforcement partners to enhance our efforts in fighting human trafficking. Through these efforts, our task force... "Lt. Sherri Smith, Horry County Sheriff's Office