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The State of South Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force's Mission is to facilitate a collaborative effort to prevent trafficking
of persons within the State and tribal nations, prosecution of perpetrators, community education and awareness,
and to protect and provide services to trafficking survivors.
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.
in the US for number of active criminal human
trafficking cases moving through federal courts
is the average age of a trafficking victim
life sentences YTD – most of any other state