The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

DHS is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers, and protecting victims. DHS also provides immigration relief to non-U.S. citizen victims of human trafficking. DHS utilizes a victim-centered approach to combat human trafficking, which places equal value on identifying and stabilizing victims and on investigating and prosecuting traffickers.

2017 Savannah Traffick Jam

Jonathan Todres, professor of law, researches and writes on a range of issues related to children’s rights and child well-being. He has published extensively on child trafficking and related forms of child exploitation, economic and social rights issues, legal and cultural constructs of childhood, and human rights in children’s literature. He co-authored a book, Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law, published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

Professor Todres serves as a regular advisor to nongovernmental organizations working on legislative and policy initiatives to address child trafficking and other children’s rights issues. He is Child Rights Advisor to ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) and a board member of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Professor Todres received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.A. (with high honors in International Development) from Clark University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending law school, he worked for a number of years in international development and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.

Dr. Todres is a member of the Center for Law, Health & Society and teaches Human Rights and Children, Public Health Law, Torts, and Family Law.

Be the Light of Change to End Human Trafficking

​Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jonathan Todres

​Georgia State University College of Law

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