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Demand an End to Human Trafficking

Demand an End to Human Trafficking

A new initiative is debuting for Livingston County this year, in time for National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Quoting the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, she said human trafficking is the second largest source of illegal income worldwide - second only to drug trafficking.

"I am very excited by what this conference will do". "Faith based organizations, community based organizations, parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals are all part of the solutions!"

Some think that human trafficking victims will self-identify.

Frequent visits to truck stops or weigh stations can provide clues that may otherwise be missed by law enforcement.

Find more information and support on the subject of human trafficking [here].

Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina rank as top hubs of human sex trafficking.

"It is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, and the United States is the number one destination for human trafficking", state Attorney General Alan Wilson said.




"What a lot of people don't realize is that it can happen to anybody. In addition, our culture in Appalachia causes us to be more isolated", said President and CEO of Crittenton Services Kathy Szafran.

Wilson's office earlier this month hosted the Southeast Human Trafficking Coalition, a two-day forum comprised of advocates and policy makers from eight states. The most common (68%) were the offenders threatening to post sexual content online, about the victim, for family and friends to see if the child did not comply. She said these victims become a product for the trafficker.

In 2016, Atlanta and Charlotte were among the 25 USA cities with the highest number of calls to the National Human Trafficking hotline.

"Interstates around the country, you look at the trucking plaza, numerous trafficking victims are pimped out at these locations and it is the truckers that are on the front lines that are going to be able to see this", said Wilson.

"So, this thing that's happening right in front of us but is hard to see, can start to have more light shed on it", Schimel said.

"I looked at that picture and I determined if I didn't get involved, who would get involved", he said.

"My hope now is to build awareness and to help other survivors know that they can leave and that there are options for them", Rojas said.


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