End Human Trafficking
Reports of human trafficking have increased steadily in Georgia and nationwide over the past 10 years.
In addition to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement on the front lines of this fight, Chris supports several steps to eliminate this modern-day slavery: education, legislation, and restoration.
He believes that a key requirement for long-term success is to create an environment that is hostile for perpetrators. Immediately after taking office, Chris successfully fought to strengthen laws that target the buyers’ role in this modern-day slavery alongside partners in the Georgia Legislature.
In 2017, Chris was appointed to the National Association of Attorneys General’s Human Trafficking Committee. He also heads the “Demand an End” campaign, which is a partnership with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and StreetGrace, a Georgia-based non-profit organization. This nationwide effort serves to increase public awareness through state attorneys general offices that this horrific behavior is fueled by demand, an issue that Chris successfully tackled head-on.
Under Chris’s leadership, the Office of the Attorney General will continue to partner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, State Patrol, local law enforcement officials, the private sector and non-profit groups to educate our law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, school counselors, social workers, healthcare providers and the community on this crisis.
“I have a 13-year-old daughter and a stepdaughter who’s in college, so this issue hits home for me. We cannot stop until this horrific crime is brought to an end.”