The month of January is also designated as human trafficking prevention month. Several Oakland County judges and representatives from the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and numerous local law enforcement departments and social service agencies will be in attendance to show their support of the ongoing and collaborative effort to fight human trafficking in Oakland County.
On Thursday, truck drivers traveled to the Columbia Convention Center to be trained on the signs of human trafficking.
"I am very excited by what this conference will do".
You may think human trafficking is scarce in West Virginia because it is not easily found on the streets, but experts say it manifests differently in Appalachia. "Faith based organizations, community based organizations, parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals are all part of the solutions!"
Traded and Trafficked takes an in-depth examination of the human trafficking-related crimes affecting children throughout Colorado and pinpoints where the crimes have been discovered and prosecuted the most. She said, "I don't have the age of the stats, but victims in the Central Valley can be as young as 5 years old, and all the way to 70".
· Call 911 or law enforcement for an emergency.
State Rep. John McCravy, R-Greenwood and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said he supports South Carolina's aggressive pursuit to eradicate human trafficking. International Justice Mission (IJM) uses lawyers, social workers and law enforcement around the world to stop human trafficking and end 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. "Simply because ... people are unaware that this happens and we don't know how to identify it".
$18,000The amount raised by the Pledge to Stop Human Trafficking event as of noon Thursday.
All videos and additional resources will be available at the FSPA web site.
"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.
If you suspect human trafficking call the national hotline at 888-373-7888 or contact your local police department. "And I believe it could be this generation that says, 'Enough'". "So some possible indicators would be a certain tattoo because most traffickers do brand their victims", said Evans. For more information visit the human trafficking page of the District Attorney's public website.
"I immediately realized I was under someone's control and I couldn't get out", she said.