October 6, 2020
Today, Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, local leaders, and human trafficking experts joined with National Security Advisor, Ambassador Robert O’Brien to discuss the threat of human trafficking locally, nationally and globally.
Attorney General Reyes and partners in Utah were able to provide NSA Ambassador O’Brien with an update on Utah’s efforts in combatting human trafficking. From legislation, investigations, victim services, and support from local partners, Utah has become a leader in the fight against human trafficking.
In addition, NSA Ambassador O’Brien was able to discuss the initiatives put forth by President Trump to address and combat human trafficking in America. Working together and collaborating on such an extensive and important issue is key to effectively fighting and ending this egregious form of modern-day slavery and violation of human rights.
We are grateful for our federal, state and local partnerships, and we look forward to continuing to work together to eradicate trafficking in Utah and America.
“It was my pleasure to join Attorney General Reyes and share the work President Trump is doing to combat human trafficking. We will continue to bring the full force of the U.S. government to combat these heinous crimes,” said NSA Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien
Ambassador O’Brien and Attorney General Reyes were joined by Special Assistant to the President Deputy Director of Political Affairs for Policy and Personnel Gregory Smith, Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the NSA and National Security Council Alex Gray, Senator Wayne Harper, Doterra International Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Impact Missy Larsen, President and CEO of Malouf, Inc Sam Malouf, Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad Tim Ballard, Refugee & Immigrant Center – Asian Association of Utah Trafficking in Persons Program Director Andrea Sherman, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Jake Petersen, Attorney General’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Brian Tarbet, NAACP President Jeanetta Williams, Attorney General’s Office Investigations Section Chief Brendan Call, Attorney General’s Office Assistant Attorney General Dan Strong, and staff.