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Arizona Officer Creates Safe Haven for Trafficked Girls

An officer with the Tucson Police Department has made a mission out of caring for young women—girls in some cases—who are the victims of human trafficking.

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Charlotte Officers On Watch for Human Trafficking During NBA All-Star Game Weekend

During big events, police say traffickers take advantage of hot spots like sports venues, hotels and areas just outside main interstates that can turn into easy areas for trafficking—all areas you can expect NBA All-Star weekend events.

After Shut Down of "Backpage" Sex-for-Sale Website, Sex Workers Return to the Streets

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, crimes related to pimping and sex trafficking have more than tripled in 2018—and police believe that the trend may be the result of the government shutdown of Backpage.com, which was notorious for sex-for-sale online classified ads.

Thomson Reuters Foundation Launches Resource to Tackle Human Trafficking

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has launched a powerful new Toolkit designed to help financial institutions fight human trafficking using data. The Toolkit is the product of the United States Banks Alliance, a multi-stakeholder working group convened in 2017 by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Florida Agency Launches Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking

"This is one of those areas where we are definitely being proactive about because we recognize this is not just about who we are as Pasco {County or} as who we are in Tampa Bay, but human beings," Sheriff Chris Nocco said. "This is the dignity of human life and how much is a life worth?"

Video: Texas Officer Faces Human Smuggling Charges

Officer Rivas told immigration officers that she had gone to the area to pick up her boyfriend, who had planned to enter the U.S. illegally. She has been arrested on human smuggling charges.

Texas Officer Faces Human Smuggling Charges

Officer Rivas told immigration officers that she had gone to the area to pick up her boyfriend, who had planned to enter the U.S. illegally. More Here.

New Massachusetts State Police Unit to Target Child Trafficking

Top Massachusetts officials announced Tuesday a new four-person State Police unit targeting human trafficking cases that involve children.

Feds Arrest Hundreds of Gang Members in 'Project Shadowfire' Raids

More than 900 people associated with gangs like MS-13 and the Bloods were arrested across the country as part of a five-week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-led operation

DHS Blue Campaign Announces New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and the Birmingham mayor's office to raise public awareness on how to recognize human trafficking.