Human Trafficking Task Force

WHAT A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!!! 

OVER 200 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE EVENT.

Additional events are planned later this year.  Watch this space!

 

Not In Our Backyard

A Seminar to Address

the Past, Present and Future Realities of

Human Trafficking in the Hill Country

 

Thursday, March 30, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

River Room

Schreiner University Cailloux Campus Activity Center

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

Seminar participants will learn:

  • the six precursors to human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking
  • the most recent research data of child prostitution/sex trafficking in Texas
  • who the victims usually are and the “disguises” of the traffickers
  • the “red flags” that may identify traffickers and their victims
  • how to safely respond when you suspect a trafficking situation

 

Recent data:

around 313,000 people in Texas are currently human trafficking victims,

of whom nearly 79,000 are minor and youth sex trafficking victims,

and 234,000 are adult labor trafficking victims.

This data is from Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas, published research by University of Texas Austin Graduate School of Social Work in December 2016.

For the full report 110 page report go to: https://www.scribd.com/document/337465150/Human

Trafficking-by-the-Numbers-2016#from_embed

 

On 10/4/2016 there were 6,374 escort profiles listed on various Internet sites that service the Hill Country. These escorts were listed to serve the Hill Country cities of Kerrville, Ingram, Comfort, Harper, Medina, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Lakehills, Scenic Oaks, Fair Oaks Ranch, Cross Mountain, Helotes, Blanco, Johnson City, Timberwood Park, Bulverde, Shavano Park, Hondo, Mason, Junction, Castroville, Canyon Lake, Sabinal, La Coste, Llano, Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, and Selma.  One Backpage site had 85 registered escort profiles just for Kerrville, TX.

 

The March 30th Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar is offered by the Hill Country Alliance Against Trafficking, a coalition of nonpartisan organizations, non-profit agencies, and public agencies working together to educate the public and to eliminate the existence of human trafficking in the Hill Country of Texas.  The HCAAT offers educational training about the reality of human trafficking, facts and signs of human trafficking, and steps individuals and organizations can take to eliminate human trafficking.

 

This seminar is planned and co-sponsored by the Hill Country Alliance Against Trafficking:

  • American Association of University Women – Hill Country Branch
  • Freedom Loans
  • Hill Country Crisis Council
  • League of Women Voters – Hill Country
  • Schreiner University Campus Ministry
  • Schreiner University AAUW Interest Group

 

For more information please contact Meg Scott-Johnson, League of Women Voters -TX Human Trafficking Issues Chair for Legislation, lwvtx-trafficking@gmail.com.