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James C. Harris III Appointed as Director of DHS Center for Counter Human Trafficking

James C. Harris III has announced his new position as the Director of the DHS Center for Counter Human Trafficking. With over 19 years of experience in criminal investigations and compliance, Harris brings a wealth of knowledge and strategic expertise to this critical role.

Harris, who previously served as Special Agent in Charge at Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and as Division Chief at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), shared his excitement about the new role. His specialties include export enforcement, financial and cyber investigations, operations management, and strategic planning.

In addition to his extensive professional background, Harris is deeply committed to community service. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Legacy Treatment Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming behavioral health and social service outcomes for people of all ages. Harris also holds a position on the Board of Trustees for Woods Services, which supports children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential and independence through innovative and individualized approaches.

Harris’s appointment comes at a critical time as DHS intensifies its efforts to combat human trafficking. The DHS Center for Counter Human Trafficking plays a pivotal role in this mission, focusing on prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership.

James Harris’s extensive experience in investigations and his strategic approach to complex issues are expected to drive significant progress in DHS’s fight against human trafficking. His leadership will be instrumental in guiding the center’s efforts to identify trafficking patterns, support victims, and hold traffickers accountable.

Harris’s community service roles further highlight his dedication to improving the lives of individuals facing various challenges. His involvement with Legacy Treatment Services and Woods Services underscores his commitment to fostering positive outcomes for vulnerable populations.

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