“Plymouth Church in Brooklyn is building on its rich abolitionist history by aiming to end human trafficking.”
“New Jersey has hundreds of illegal massage businesses that could be harboring victims of human trafficking and fueling the sex trade, according to a new report. The Polaris Project, a nonprofit that advocates to end human trafficking, found 373 possible massage parlors that advertised sexual services in the state.
“It starts out like just another day at the mall. A group of teenage girls is hanging out when a couple of older boys approach them and strike up a conversation. After a while they share contact information on their cellphones and connect on Snapchat. What could be the start of a new friendship could also turn into something dangerous.”
“Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging new initiative to combat human trafficking and sexual misconduct that would increase pressure on people accused of sex-related crimes in Texas, including legislators and state employees.”
“Human trafficking investigations in Ohio rose last year to its highest level since the state started keeping track of such numbers. The state’s attorney general’s Human Trafficking Commission issued a report last week that showed authorities investigated 202 human trafficking cases in 2017, a 50 percent increase from the previous year.”
“A statewide human trafficking sting has resulted in the rescue of 56 people, including 11 girls, officials said Tuesday.
The three-day sweep known as Operation Reclaim and Rebuild was part of an ongoing effort led by the Los Angeles County Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, a collection of federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies and social service and community-based organizations.”