Local organization speaks on National Human Trafficking Prevention Day

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2018

"And because of that, right under our noses, human traffickers are able to exploit major gaps in our visa program", Deutch said.

"At any given time, there are more truck drivers on the road than there are law enforcement officers". Rush has a message to the women caught up in human trafficking.

Another shortcoming, the report finds, is the absence of residential services for adult and child trafficking victims. "If you have one specific model of what human trafficking looks like in your head, you can overlook the way that plays out in people's lives". "We need to change our everyday way of thinking about these offenses".

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.

She said lawmakers and other elected officials, regardless of party affiliation, have stood together to say the crime of trafficking must end. Her trafficker has been convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison, a step that helped her recover.

At a news conference, the leaders took their turns thanking local law enforcement and the nonprofits who fight human trafficking on a daily basis.

Local organization speaks on National Human Trafficking Prevention Day
Local organization speaks on National Human Trafficking Prevention Day

Mona's House, a restoration home for women who have been victims of human trafficking will open in March.

For task force members, it's not always about rescuing someone or getting someone out of that sort of life, which does happen. As a result of Chastain and his detectives, Dyer said, officers now understand that the women being trafficking in Fresno are victims, not criminals.

"He started bringing his guy friends over, and he would send them into my room and expect me to perform some sexual act on them", says Willington.

Every year, an unknown number of foreign guest workers in South Florida and the rest of the nation disappear into the worlds of sexual slavery and domestic servitude.

But Dickey says the quickest way for victims to get help is generally by reporting to a local hospital emergency room.

"These men - these predators - they are specifically targeting young girls on the internet, portraying themselves as people who are caring". "We are just beginning to scratch the surface on how serious this problem is, and we're committed to doing everything we can to "put the brakes" on it". Since 2010, the EOC's project has identified 603 human trafficking victims in the central San Joaquin Valley. "The sharing of tactics and strategies is so important to developing a comprehensive plan". "We offer them the opportunity to go to counseling, be healed holistically, help with financial planning, they get to go to college or get a skill totally for free".

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