Cheyenne Hospital Encouraging Awareness of Human Trafficking

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

EIE says Human Trafficking is a multi-billion dollar global industry powered by the internet.

"My Body is not a Commodity: The Impact of Human Trafficking" is happening on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Municipal Building in North Augusta.

"I am very excited by what this conference will do".

Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing crime, and advocates in OH say they are more committed than ever to ending it.

In the United States, reports of human trafficking are on the rise. Rojas said her mother passed her off to men "before shoe-tying age".

· Call 911 or law enforcement for an emergency.

The state had 258 reported cases of human trafficking a year ago, Stein said.

Labor has always been included in Ohio's anti-trafficking laws created to prosecute those who use force, coercion, violence, threats, and deception to lure people into a world of modern-day slavery.

After 180 cases in Indiana during 2016 and with January being "Human Trafficking Awareness Month", the Indiana Youth Institute is ramping up efforts to educate the public on the signs of human trafficking. One is we have a lot of people.

"It is critical that as a community we understand the various ways that children are lured into the sex trade", said Nick Macchione, director of the County Health and Human Services Agency.

"I came on a trust", he said.

President Trump's proclamation completes the month-long attention on slavery and human trafficking by celebrating National Freedom Day on February 1. "So some possible indicators would be a certain tattoo because most traffickers do brand their victims", said Evans. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call.

As with all crimes, if you see something, say something. The new website will serve as the primary source for information about human trafficking in Oakland County, providing information and support for victims and their advocates, parents and professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about the issue and how to help.

"The fact that it's (Jasmine Road) localized here in Greenville is eye opening enough for people who don't even want to believe that cars get broken into", Majarais said. The Kentucky Child Protection hotline can be reached at 877-597-2331; the Office of the Attorney General at 502-696-5300; or the National Human Trafficking hotline at 888-373-7888.

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