January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. WWL-TV in New Orleans has recently posted several videos and articles about sexual human trafficking in the New Orleans area.
Sex trafficking is a billion dollar industry in the United States and Sex Traffickers Are Targeting American Girls and women.
WWL-TV’s Meg Farris reports on sex trafficking in New Orleans in What Attracts Human Traffickers to NOLA. Mardi Gras and NCAA Final Four are New Orleans events that attract traffickers looking to make money. She writes about cybersafety tips including not meeting strangers in person and not showing your location on your posts.
Here’s a list from WWL-TV of things perpetrators watch for in a potential victim.
If you would like more information on human trafficking, Hope House – Children’s Advocacy Center – will hold free training soon. If you need help or want to report sex trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP to 233733 (BeFree).