Halloween is often the scariest time of the year as many boys and girls dress up as their favorite spooky characters, families decorate their front yards with tombstones, skeletons and ghosts, and stores cater to consumers’ horror needs.
Here at the Utah Attorney General’s Office, it’s ‘Halloween’ year-round, as our agents and public servants work around the clock to protect law-abiding families and individuals against scary and bad actors seeking to harm unsuspecting victims. Here are some of the areas where we fight for Utahns!
- Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force: Attorney General Sean D. Reyes has been a leader and international voice in the fight against human trafficking. He continues to lead Utah to aggressively fight human trafficking through education campaigns, support of anti-human trafficking legislation, victim recovery, and advocacy. This is accomplished through grassroots and non-governmental organizations efforts, partnerships with local law enforcement officers and agencies, as well as work initiated by his office through the Utah Trafficking in Persons (UTIP) Task Force and prosecutors of the Utah SECURE Strike Force.
- CASE Strike Force: The Utah Attorney General’s Office and the Utah Department of Public Safety are tasked with coordinating the operation of a multi-agency joint task force to combat criminal activity that may have a negative impact on the state’s economy. A team of investigators, highly qualified prosecutors, and support staff carry out this mandate as the Crimes Against State Economy Task Force (CASE).
- Utah Opioid Task Force: Attorney General Sean Reyes organized the Utah Opioid Task Force in 2017 to combat the opioid epidemic. The Utah Opioid Task Force is a voluntary task force made up of representatives from partner agencies and organizations across the state. The task force’s mission is to fight opioid abuse through law enforcement, prosecution, proposed legislation, and innovation. The collaborative process brings together leaders to create solutions that tackle the opioid crisis with direct action.
- ICAC Task Force: The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) is a multi-jurisdictional task force that investigates and prosecutes individuals who use the internet to exploit children. The task force is funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and administered through the Utah Attorney General’s Office.
- Utah CJC Program: The Utah Children’s Justice Center (CJC) Program is dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective, efficient, and that minimize trauma for the child. Administered by the Utah Attorney General, the Utah CJC Program oversees 25 locations that serve all 29 counties statewide.
Attorney General Reyes and everyone at the Utah Attorney General’s Office wish all Utahns a ‘Happy Halloween!’ Stay safe and have fun.