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 their families statewide. With the Interfaith Subcommittee, anti-human trafficking efforts will be further supported with a subcommittee interfaith leader on each regional task force, with the added support of quadrant faith liaisons. We look forward to helping South Carolina's interfaith community in their larger efforts to support and serve victims and survivors across the state.
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 is receiving more advanced training and we are engaging our community, business, and faith-based partners in new ways to identify and report this crime. If you see something, say something.
Lt. Sherri Smith, Horry County Sheriff's Office,