Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking: State & Territorial Profiles

Members of the Mid-Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force host events

From the National Human Trafficking Hotline, the first six months of 2017 identified 4,460 cases of human trafficking in the United States.

The month of January is also designated as human trafficking prevention month.

The bipartisan Oakland County HTTF was created in response to the real and ongoing threat that human trafficking poses to some of the most vulnerable adults and children in our communities, and to the health and safety of all Oakland County residents.

To report suspected human trafficking call the toll free hotline number 1-888-3737-888 or Text "Help" or "Info" to BeFree (233733). "We believe they will bring value to the service of this cause". The film chronicles two survivors of human trafficking. He also said law enforcement agencies from the local level to the Federal Bureau of Investigation are working on anti-trafficking operations. Officials also wore blue to stand in solidarity with the crime's victims on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

On January 11 is awareness day. I was literally born into human trafficking.

As the saying goes, if you see something, say something.

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Part of the problem with understanding the prevalence of human trafficking is because local law enforcement is just beginning to know how to recognize it.

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. The individual is unaware that this is a crime and that there are resources available to help them.

Trucking Moves America Forward has launched an online awareness and educational campaign to highlight the trucking industry's unique position to help stop human trafficking. In all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories, there are over 30,000 cases of potential human trafficking reported.

She said those at risk aren't just the people from big cities.

Dickey says that while few people are seen in the CRMC emergency room who immediately report themselves as victims of human trafficking, it isn't unusual for doctors or nurses there to discover people visiting the emergency room are in fact trafficking victims.

"There's a positive that can be made out of it and if I can save my daughters, or multiple people's daughters, then that's definitely something I want to do", she said.