Alabama mayors and Governor Kay Ivey will sign proclamations later this month in observance of national human trafficking awareness month.
"The Women's Community provided services to 23 adults who have experienced human trafficking", said Brenda Bayer, Human Trafficking Advocate for the group. "We believe they will bring value to the service of this cause".
The La Crosse Task Force to End Modern Slavery, founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, is co-sponsoring an online video series titled "The Faces of Human Trafficking".
1536) will name a human trafficking prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The staff at Family Planning is educated to identify the signs of a victim of human trafficking.
Following the ceremony, Beshear's office hosted an awareness day event, with funds from a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant, featuring keynote speaker Erik Bauer.
The Human Trafficking Initiative reports about 11 percent of people sold for sex in Nebraska are under the age of 21.
In recent years, OH has enacted laws toughening punishment for traffickers and those who buy their services, and shifting the focus toward treating those who have been trafficked more like victims and less like criminals when they're picked up for prostitution or other crimes. "Now that we know more about human trafficking, we have better intelligence, we have better information, and we understand that they are victims". So when you have places where truck stops, or military installations, where sex trade might occur, that's where you're going to see a lot of human trafficking.
But, said several experts on a telephone news conference with Frankel, it's a major problem among foreign workers who get temporary work visas to work in the country.
Law enforcement will ramp up prosecutions of people who buy or attempt to buy children for sex in Nebraska this year following the passage of stricter penalties last year, Attorney General Doug Peterson said Thursday.
"I said, just kill me because I had given up all hope in life". The immigrant may not know that a crime is being committed against them, making it hard to report. You might also want to call your local Marion County Sheriff's Office who will encourage you to e-mail your information and they will send it on to the Task Force for Human Trafficking.