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How people use TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to educate others
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How people use TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to educate others

Radical Empathy Education Foundation (REEFcares.org) licenses their virtual reality empathy training software, TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story, to trainers and groups across the world. Screenshot of Lisa’s neighborhood in TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story Licensees (in Texas, Illinois, California, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Arkansas, and elsewhere) have come up with some very creative ways to use…

Virtual Reality Training Packages Defined by Radical Empathy
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Virtual Reality Training Packages Defined by Radical Empathy

To be sure people get the attention they need when they need assistance at events, we recommend one assistant per every 5 headsets in use. Licensees are encouraged to use the training software in any way they wish. Here are a few real-world use cases from our licensees. Community-based in-person human trafficking prevention training. Community…

Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training
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Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training

Radical Empathy’s “In Her Shoes” tour met up with the mayor of Wichita Falls, Texas, through a great connection with Southern Grit Advocacy. https://youtu.be/MTnoDq1cmYA ABOUT RADICAL EMPATHY EDUCATION FOUNDATIONRadical Empathy is an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking. Their VR experience include fully interactive, computer generated environments married with narrative, user-directed stories. Visit them…

Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming
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Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming

Uprising’s Terri Markham explains how she uses TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to train everyone from children to legislators using an interactive virtual reality experience Radical Empathy Education Foundation and Uprising began their relationship early in 2022, when Terri Markham was looking for unique ways to teach people about human trafficking. We caught up with…

PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article
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PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article

Vast Human Trafficking Knowledge Vault Hits New Educational Content Landmark By: PBJ Learning AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 6, 2022 – PRLog — PBJ Learning is proud to announce the release of their 2000th Knowledge Vault article. These curated and catalogued educational articles can be accessed by anyone on the internet for everyone to use as a research tool to learn about…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

The bid to close the U.S. ‘slavery loophole’
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The bid to close the U.S. ‘slavery loophole’

Johnny Perez was made to work under threat of punishment, sewing underwear, pillowcases and sheets. He earned between $0.17 and $0.36 per hour for his labor.   Johnny was one of the hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people who are forced to work in the U.S. as a result of a so-called “slavery loophole” created…

Ex-NFL QB Brett Favre considered prison labor to build volleyball facility
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Ex-NFL QB Brett Favre considered prison labor to build volleyball facility

Former Southern Miss and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. (Image source: Twitter – @BrettFavre) Court documents released show that former NFL star Brett Favre allegedly sank to new lows in the Mississippi welfare scandal when he suggested that a free workforce be used to build a volleyball facility at his daughter’s school. Favre, who…

Over 40% of ‘Early Release’ Inmates Re-offend, Endangering Public Safety, But Evers Expanded Program
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Over 40% of ‘Early Release’ Inmates Re-offend, Endangering Public Safety, But Evers Expanded Program

Editor’s note: this article is not specific to trafficking. It is presented as a broader look at the challenges in the American carceral system.  Gov. Tony Evers pushed expansion of the state’s “earned release” program, but it’s endangering public safety. Gov. Tony Evers’ administration expanded the state’s earned release program in multiple ways even though more…