Two new laws to help combat human trafficking

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Orr said it is estimated that 22 percent of trafficking involves the labor industry, and 80 percent of that number involves sex trafficking.

This was the ninth annual such event but the first in which at least a partial spotlight was put on labor trafficking, often overlooked amid the emphasis on sex trafficking in the state.

Kentucky law requires that anyone who suspects a child is being trafficked must report it.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is joining the national Wear Blue Campaign on Thursday to draw attention to human trafficking.

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. "Domestic minor sex trafficking customers are being unmasked".

If you are someone who is interested in learning how to spot the signs of trafficking the Cumbee Center To Assist Abused Persons is hosting a trafficking seminar.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, thousands of human trafficking cases are reported each year in the USA with many more going unreported.

Victims are transported via commercial vehicles and are not kept in one location for long. The average length of time of forced sexual exploitation is two years! "Trafficking victims' lives depend on it".

They want to the data published so law enforcement and victim advocacy organizations can identify and stop problems at the sources - and prosecute people responsible for human trafficking. These traffickers' tactics are very sophisticated and persuasive.

"They don't like being called pimps. And because of that, right under our noses, human traffickers are able to exploit major gaps in our visa program", Deutch said. Local, South Lake Tahoe Coalition PATH (Partners Against the Trafficking of Humans), partners with other organizations to bring awareness and education to the South Lake Tahoe community.

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Also this month and into early February, near the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking, the series also will feature "Flora", "Mr. J" and "Mr. P".

Educating others is their main goal this year.

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) is continuing its efforts to combat this serious issue in Oakland County.

"The act of human trafficking doesn't just happen". Now, a victim of one of them is sharing her story.

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. Are the individuals you see withdrawn, afraid to talk or is their communication censored?