Another Step Forward in the Fight against Human Trafficking

In September 2012 at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama made a commitment to step up our fight against the evils of human trafficking and pledged to “do even more to help victims recover and rebuild their lives.”

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The U.S. Department estimates that 27 million people live in slavery today....persons who are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex.
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One hundred and one (101) cases of human trafficking have been identified in Kentucky. Of those, 44 were trafficked as children.
In response to this reality, a local task force was formed to address the issue of human trafficking.
Task Force Members include representatives from:

The Advocacy and Support Center
Bardstown Police Department
Catholic Charities of Louisville
Central KY Community Action Council
KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Family Resource Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Flaget Memorial Hospital
KY Legal Aid Society
KY Higher Education Assistance Authority
Nelson County Schools
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
New Life Center
Passport
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
UK Targeted Assessment Program
US Attorney Office
Vincentian Family
Visiting Angels

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Our purpose is to create a climate in Nelson County, KY that is opposed to violence, with an emphasis on the issue of human trafficking.

Our hope is that key community stakeholders will be aware of persons at risk for trafficking, knowledgeable of the signs of human trafficking, and prepared to take appropriate action when a potential case of human trafficking is identified. Ultimately, the hope is to effect systemic change so that individuals and organizations will be empowered with knowledge and resources to prevent the human trafficking of persons in the county.

The task force has received a grant from Catholic Health Initiatives to support this effort.
To Learn More:

The Human Trafficking Task Force is available to give presentations regarding the issue of human trafficking to groups/organizations in Nelson County, KY, at no cost to the organization. Members have been trained professionally and are willing to provide overviews/presentations that range from 30 minutes to half day in length with flexibility. To schedule a presentation, contact Mary Boyce, Task Force Chairperson, at (502) 348-1562.
Visit the following links for information on human trafficking

KY Rescue and Restore:
rescueandrestoreky.org

Resource Packets:
acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/rescue-restore-campaign-tool-kits

U.S. Department of State:
state.gov/j/tip
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National Human Trafficking Hotline Number:
1-888-373-7888

Nelson County Human Trafficking Task Force ©