FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2020
As The Nation Deals With Coronavirus The Buying & Selling of Humans Continues
Tampa, FL – The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking encourages all Americans to take a moment while following state, federal, and local officials’ guidance to combat the spread of COVID-19, to educate themselves and their families about the scourge of human trafficking in the United States.
“It only takes one person who has been trained in human trafficking awareness to identify a trafficking situation, make a report, and potentially save a life,” said USIAHT Director of Government Relations Lance Lemmonds. “Imagine what the impact will be if we use this time productively and when we have a whole nation of people equipped to make that call.”
As millions of Americans put normal activities on hold, the systematic buying and selling of other humans for sex and money do not stop.
USIAHT offers a free Human Trafficking 101 online training program HERE to further increase awareness about human trafficking, identify victims, and engage in combating traffickin