Fight human trafficking at home

Jeanet Ingalls is working on a series of fundraisers in an effort to raise $10,000 to train police departments in handling and identifying human trafficking victims. Shown in her studio on North Street in Pittsfield Ingalls said she uses her art to filte

Jeanet Ingalls is working on a series of fundraisers in an effort to raise $10,000 to train police departments in handling and identifying human trafficking victims. Shown in her studio on North Street in Pittsfield Ingalls said she uses her art to filte

In 2010, a presidential proclamation designated January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

"We as a school felt it was very important to remind them the importance of being safe", said Mowat Middle School Library Media Specialist Betsy Balmer.

Beshear continues to make combating human trafficking one of his office's top priorities. "Faith based organizations, community based organizations, parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals are all part of the solutions!"

The reports that sex trafficking victims in the United States have been found working in residential brothels, escort services, massage parlors, strip clubs and on the streets.

She said when the topic of human trafficking comes up, she is commonly asked if it even happens in Southern Illinois.

The 501-c group, Truckers Against Trafficking, says truck drivers are in a position to help law enforcement.

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.

Modern slavery is here - in our community and in our state - in the form of forced labor and commercial sex.

Dozens of advocates, volunteers and public officials gathered along Blackstone Avenue on Thursday to raise money for the fight against human trafficking, one of the most prevalent and least understood crimes in Fresno County.

"It's through education, period, that we begin to see the underbelly of what's really happening in the dark corners of our culture", she states.

The FSPAs also will host a public human trafficking awareness prayer service on at 4 p.m. February 6 in Mary of the Angels Chapel at 901 Franciscan Way in La Crosse.

"Human trafficking has sadly become a worldwide problem and developed into a $32 billion a year trade", said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards.

As the saying goes, if you see something, say something. "Our most at risk population is youth that self-identify as LGBTQ".

If you believe that you may have information about a potential trafficking situation you can call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888. She says the thinking behind that was to get them into protective custody and get them the help and services they need while they are in jail or detention. "It's not liberal versus conservatives, there is no 'us versus them.' The battle I'm fighting is ignorance versus awareness".