The South Carolina Human Trafficking Law, S.C. Code Ann. 16-3-2050(B)(1) provides that the Attorney General will chair a task force to address the crime of human trafficking in South Carolina. Task force efforts are in collaboration with federal, state, and local agencies. A major endeavor noted in the law was the development of a plan to address human trafficking. The task force disseminated the South Carolina State Plan to Address Human Trafficking in June of 2014. The law requires that the task force shall coordinate the implementation of the State plan.
The task force will submit annual reports, inclusive of findings and recommendations, to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate. The task force shall also consider completing the following collectively or via one or more of its constituent agencies:
In addition to the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, the law requires representatives of the following groups be members of the task force:
Besides the aforementioned members, two non-governmental organizations are appointed to the task force: The South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) and the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN). An invitation of membership is also extended to representatives of the United States Department of Labor, the Office of the United States Attorney, and federal law enforcement agencies within the State including the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.