A routine traffic stop by a state trooper assigned to the West Tennessee Drug Task Force’s Interstate Interdiction Unit led to the arrest of a Texas man on sex crimes charge. Read more
SHERMAN, TX -- A new coalition in Texoma is tying to help put an end to a terrifying crime, one that's also a growing industry. Dia Wall has more on the violation of human rights that's being called modern day slavery.
Human trafficking has quickly become one of the largest trades in the world and 25% of all human trafficking that occurs in the United States happens right here in Texas. During this two-part series, you're going to hear the stories of two different cases. One that happened, and one that's happening right here in Texoma. You'll also learn how one community organization is taking steps to fight this new form of modern day slavery.
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Coalition members SAFE-T and Mosaic Family Services are partnering with five other agencies in and effort to raise awareness about human trafficking across North and East Texas and increase the identification of trafficked persons across the region. Read the article here.
Would you recognize human trafficking if you saw it? That is the question Laura Burstein, Esq., Legal Program Director at member agency Mosaic Family Services poses to 15,000 Dallas-area attorneys in the most recent issue of the Dallas Bar Association's publication, Headnotes. Read the article here.
The North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking is happy to announce that we will be resuming our monthly coalition meetings beginning in September 2011. We hope to see many familiar faces and increase NTCAHT's impact in our area with an expanded membership and increased activity in our communities.
New members will include six social service agencies from around North Texas that are partnering with Mosaic Family Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking to conduct extensive community outreach to identify trafficked people and raise awareness of this issue. These agencies include The Henderson County HELP Center in Athens, Opening Doors Immigration Services in Denton, ACH Child and Family Services in Fort Worth, Freedom House in Weatherford, Grayson County Crisis Center in Sherman, and Shelter Agencies for Families of East Texas in Mt. Pleasant.