New Website Aims To Help Support Victims Of Human Trafficking

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

This was the ninth annual such event but the first in which at least a partial spotlight was put on labor trafficking, often overlooked amid the emphasis on sex trafficking in the state. Once they arrive, they are not allowed to leave their hotel rooms, and they are asked, or coerced, to trade sex for payment of their room, food, etc.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, thousands of human trafficking cases are reported each year in the US with many more going unreported.

If you suspect that someone is a victim, Davis said don't hesitate to call the authorities and let them know.

Increased awareness has gone in recent years to American children, who run away or are lured from home, and end up trafficked into sexual or domestic slavery.

"We as a school felt it was very important to remind them the importance of being safe", said Mowat Middle School Library Media Specialist Betsy Balmer.

Coles is the Chair for the Human Trafficking Commission.

Attorney General Doug Peterson said, "Human trafficking fight we are going after both traffickers buy we also want to send a message out to buyers to that they are going to pay a significant price and that we are dedicated to find out who these people are who would take advantage of young people like this". "I think we all thought of it as a surreal Hollywood crime that happens in a foreign country or big cities like Chicago or NY".

Kristin Forsberg, right, talks to another attendee during the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles' partnership with the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign to raise awareness for human trafficking at the Nevada DMV on Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 11, 2018. Right now, Cruz and Deutch said, the information is tightly held, and not even law enforcement can comb through the data to figure out patterns: who's disappearing, which unscrupulous employment services brought them to the country, which employers were involved.

About 1,100 kids are trafficked in Tennessee every year. The center provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for sex trafficking victims and survivors in Northeast Wisconsin. They are going to have several internet safety classes to teach others about sex trafficking and what you can do to help victims. "Our mission here is to help educate", said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. As a result of Chastain and his detectives, Dyer said, officers now understand that the women being trafficking in Fresno are victims, not criminals.

In 2016, Atlanta and Charlotte were among the 25 USA cities with the highest number of calls to the National Human Trafficking hotline. "It's not liberal versus conservatives, there is no 'us versus them.' The battle I'm fighting is ignorance versus awareness".