Wisconsin agencies aim to address human trafficking

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

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.

Another shortcoming, the report finds, is the absence of residential services for adult and child trafficking victims.

The office also provided human trafficking training for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway incident safety professionals, more than 1,600 professionals and community members on identifying and reporting trafficking.

About a decade ago, a Swedish woman traveling to Las Vegas met a man and fell in love.

"It is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, and the United States is the number one destination for human trafficking", state Attorney General Alan Wilson said.

"It's really important to monitor their social media", says Brenda Mayer, Human Trafficking Advocate at The Women's Community. But there are millions of others like her.

Truckers Against Trafficking are vital contributors to the effort to halt the illegal transport of human beings.

Approaching the lectern, Gov. Brian Sandoval donned a blue tie and ribbon with the words "No Child for Sale".

"I came on a trust", he said.

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Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a day to recognize a worldwide problem that is considered a modern-day form of slavery. However, he said his agency has plans going forward to combat the issue. The national slavery prevention aspect is focused on victims of servitude or labor trafficking.

Included in the legislation is the Felony Human Trafficking Act of 2018 which would classify felony human trafficking as a violent act, ensuring that perpetrators get harsher and longer sentences. We do have a drug and opioid issue, and we are surrounded borders and we also have a lot of refugees here.

"Every life has a objective, and every soul has a story". "We're close to 99 and I5, and Merced is known to be a truck stop area, and that's where the sex trafficking comes in". The Greenwich Police Department referred the case to a regional task force on trafficking for further investigation.

DMV Nevada Director Terri Albertson said the division reached out to the Department of Homeland Security in September about how it could help the cause. "That's why we have to bring this awareness", said Mckown.

Sandoval cited the DMV's reach.

North Carolina is thought to have one of the top rates of human trafficking in the nation, said Libby Magee Coles, chairwoman of the state Human Trafficking Commission. The individual is unaware that this is a crime and that there are resources available to help them.

"We are excited to see the enthusiasm from the front-line workers", he said.

"She pulled me aside and said, 'Listen, this is how it's going to go.' She said, 'You're going to go in there, and you're going to have sex with this guy, and he's going to give you $600, and we're going to go and party, '" Rojas said.

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