Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Louisiana. Governor John Bell Edwards has declared January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Many CASA programs in Louisiana have stepped up and shown their support for this movement.
Children’s Advocacy Network spoke with KLAX 31 and addresses Human Trafficking in Central Louisiana.
Monday, January 11th was National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Day. Instead of a Proclamation Ceremony this year, The FREE Coalition to End Trafficking in Louisiana asked everyone to wear Navy Blue to show solidarity and support for victims and survivors of human trafficking. Child Advocacy Services staff, pictured below, showed their support by wearing blue to the office on Monday. Learn more about the Department of Homeland Services Blue Campaign and #WearBlueDay here: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday
If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, contact the National Human Tracking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. You can also contact local law enforcement by calling 911.