While the U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders rushed to save 12,000 lives and direct the rescue of 50,000, and answered up to 1,000 calls per hour, 700 Coast Guard families lost their homes to the storms.
The Justice Department has allocated over $47 million in grant money to support the victims of human trafficking and to train law enforcement.
Since 2012, Women in Homeland Security has focused on human trafficking with awareness programs and interactive art projects to educate parents, professionals and the community.
These are marginalized populations that are being abused and used. And they really don’t have a voice, and so they need somebody that can give them a platform.