Human Trafficking Advocacy
What is Human Trafficking?
It is defined as:
"The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery"
(Trafficking Victims Protection Act)
What We Are Doing To Combat Human Trafficking
Raising awareness of Human Trafficking across our state
Raising funds to meet victims' basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and counseling
Providing trainings and fostering essential collaborations between law enforcement, social service providers, educators, medical and criminal justice professionals, and other community leaders
ALL TRAFFICKING IS SEX TRAFFICKING
There are multiple types of trafficking, including labor, sexual and domestic servitude.
THERE MUST BE MOVEMENT FOR AN ACT TO BE CONSIDERED TRAFFICKING
Trafficking does not require movement; a person can be trafficked out of their own home.
ALL TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ARE FOREIGN NATIONALS
Victims are both US citizens and foreign nationals.
IT'S NOT HAPPENING IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Human trafficking happens across both rural and urban environments.