The cities of Vestavia, Birmingham and Mountain Brook, AL. have recently declared themselves TraffickingFree Zones in advance of the 2021 World Games. Find out what this means and why it matters.
Moreover, its widespread use among adolescents is creating social pressure on youth to engage in what they’ve seen, even inspiring them to act it out on younger children. Pornography use is linked to adverse changes in the brain and harms areas of the mind-controlling motivation and decision-making, impaired impulse control, as well as sexual desensitization.
The Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking was established in 2014 to address human trafficking within the county. Stephanie Costolo, the commission’s vice chair, is a representative of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking with Liana Dean is the chairperson. Both are among its 11 members.
According to the U.S Institute Against Human Trafficking, “The (TFZ) Trafficking Free Zone program is a community-based initiative to reduce the number of buyers, whose continuous financial investments create an illicit market for traffickers to exploit young victims.
The Trafficking Free Zone is a nation-wide program of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking and local anti-trafficking coalition, the Child Trafficking Solutions Project, an initiative of Alabama’s Children’s Policy Council and the Jefferson Family Court.
During Monday night’s city council meeting, Vestavia Hills, AL. laid groundwork to become the first “trafficking free zone” city in the state of Alabama. This means all city employees, including first responders, will undergo human trafficking training.
Please submit a media request or contact our media relations team directly.