January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention month, and one group is starting a new initiative to fight child sex trafficking.
The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) is launching the abolish campaign, nationally, to challenge child sex trafficking at the community level and to serve community partners, policy makers and individuals interested in taking on this fight.
Program Associate Lexi Higgins said law enforcement is a good prevention resource, “they know what the crime looks like in their local communities and they have the statistics to be able to really present to the community to say this is happening in your community and this is what it looks like. But, we see them as one spoke in this movement.”
In Arkansas, in the first half of 2018 there were more than 40 calls to National Human Trafficking about potential cases, according to the AJLI.