On Mar. 24, 2020, On behalf of the United States Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), Brenda Myers-Powell Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Dreamcatcher Foundation was appointment to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.
Human traffickers continue to target inherently valuable people and exploit them for illicit profit. Governments are charged with the primary responsibility to stop traffickers, protect victims, and to prevent this crime by building systems that make it more difficult for traffickers to operate. But governments cannot do this work alone. Wise and experienced individuals are needed to review government actions and make recommendations for how governments can improve. That is why Congress created the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. This first-of-its-kind Council of survivors, allows Council members access to federal agencies and creates a platform for the Council to guide government action. This is important and meaningful work that makes a difference. “I am honored and privileged to take on this new endeavor to help victims of Human Trafficking,” says Executive Director Brenda Myers-Powell. “Dreamcatcher is dedicated to strengthening the United States’ federal efforts to stop human trafficking.”
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The Dreamcatcher Foundation (TDF), a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit, is a survivor founded, survivor driven, and survivor focused agency fighting to end human trafficking in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.