Editor,

 

In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated Jan. 11 as National Day of Human Trafficking and. although it never passed in the House of Representatives, many still continued to recognize the day. In 2010, President Barack Obama expanded the day, and declared the month of January to be National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

 

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking are often linked together, as slavery is where one person controls another by exploiting a vulnerability. Human Trafficking is when one is forced into a service against their will, usually some sort of work or prostitution.

 

There are many faces of modern day slavery and human trafficking… young, old, male, female these crimes do not discriminate and know no boundaries.

 

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services can provide services to victims/survivors of this crime. We provide emotional support, case management, education and training and law enforcement coordination (if needed). We also work with many agencies who specialize in Human Trafficking and can provide the resources to you. If you or anyone you may know is involved in Human Trafficking and is seeking help, please call our 24-hr hotline at 888-499-0911 or, if your safety is at risk, please contact law enforcement.

 

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services

Parker, Ariz. 

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