: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on DHS Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will participate in a special conversation at the Center for American Progress with CAP President Neera Tanden as part of our Women’s Leadership Series. She will reflect on her career in law enforcement and public service, and what she sees as the challenges and opportunities facing our next generation of leadership in homeland security.
Her long career in law enforcement—as a U.S. attorney, state attorney general, governor, and now as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security—is reflected in the department’s wide-ranging responsibilities. Importantly, it is mirrored in current efforts to combat human trafficking. Every year men, women, and children are exploited in our country for commercial sex or forced labor. Homeland Security works with other federal agencies and law enforcement partners across the country and around the world to combat this crime and bring traffickers to justice.