Thursday is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Alabama

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She is it is $32 billion industry.

Each year millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States.

Ricketts declared January human trafficking awareness month. I was literally born into human trafficking. 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.

Orr said Southern Illinois is an ideal location for trafficking because of its proximity to St. Louis and Chicago. "That's why we have to bring this awareness", said Mckown. "Truck drivers by and large are patriotic, fearless and always on the look-out for threats to public safety". "We at PennDOT are doing our part to help spot victims and get them assistance". If you know or suspect a human-trafficking situation, call 911 immediately. "Our working group exists to strengthen collaboration in each of our states and between our states".

From that point on, Rojas said she probably traveled to every US state, reliving the same scenario over and over again with different traffickers, abusing substances to cope and occasionally getting into trouble with law enforcement. "TMAF is helping to raise awareness and educate truck drivers on the important role they can take in stopping human trafficking". But that's set to change this spring, when Jasmine Road opens in Greenville. Research shows the average age of the females trafficked is now 13 years old. "They evolve just like our children evolve with technology", said Lt. Talamantez. Melissa Gomez, the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission's human trafficking project leader, said it recently received a $450,000 extension of statewide grant funding that will allow the EOC to continue its current programs until 2019. "When I tried to backpedal I went through a very horrific experience", said Rush.

Peterson said during a press conference that he hopes the campaign will make sex customers aware of the risk so they don't commit the crime.

"Human trafficking is the most heinous of crimes, involving kidnapping and slavery". "The House has this issue on the radar and stands ready to work with the attorney general to give him the tools he needs to prosecute these evil people".

"Trafficking isn't just a big city problem", she said.

The new "Demand an End" initiative is the latest step in a multiyear effort to stop sex trafficking, particularly when the victims are minors.

The trafficking of people is an global epidemic. This crime is often times hidden, as victims rarely come forward to seek help for various reasons including language barriers, fear of traffickers, and fear of law enforcement.

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