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.
The Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking Act was established as a result of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of …
“Thanks to many years in the fight, nonprofits have the insight and resources needed to craft effective legislation and policies. USIAHT, for instance, offers a program called the “TraffickingFree Zone” that equips businesses, churches, counties and other communities to reduce demand and combat trafficking.” writes Sharon Bates, an abolitionist with the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking.
The sex trade in Washington, D.C., and across the country and the world operates on a very simple law of economics. There will not be enough supply of legal sex workers to satisfy the increased demand. Traffickers will gladly and quickly fill that demand from the supply of at-risk D.C. youth.
“Florida continues to lead the nation in the fight against human trafficking by being the first state in the country to mandate every student in K-12 to receive Child Trafficking Prevention and require every school in the state to declare itself a Child Trafficking Free Zone.” said Geoff Rogers, CEO and co-founder of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking.
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