In 2012, the South Carolina General Assembly legislatively mandated a statewide Human Trafficking Task Force (S.C. Code 16-3-2050). This Task Force is multidisciplinary, involving many different sectors of government, specialities, and non-profits.
Implement a consistent, unified, and reliable response to identify, prevent, and eliminate human trafficking in the Tri-County area.
Engage sustainable and sufficient resources to empower those who have been victimized to be thriving community citizens.
Support mandated reporters, law enforcement, providers, and the community to identify and serve trafficking victims.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline found there were 127 Human Trafficking cases reported in South Carolina in 2018, and the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office found that Charleston County was the fourth most prevalent location for human trafficking in the state of South Carolina. The Department of State’s Trafficking in Person’s 2018 Annual Report’s primary focus was about the vital role that local communities and local cooperation play in the fight against trafficking.