Calcasieu Parish

New alliance (Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA) formed to combat human trafficking – American Press
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New alliance (Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA) formed to combat human trafficking – American Press

Published 11:45 am Thursday, September 21, 2023  Southwest Louisiana is a target for human traffickers due to its location on the I-10 corridor between Houston and New Orleans. To combat human trafficking in the area, local, state and federal partners have collaborated to create the Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA. This was announced…

Coalition aims to combat human trafficking in SW La. – American Press
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Coalition aims to combat human trafficking in SW La. – American Press

Coalition aims to combat human trafficking in SW La. Published 4:28 pm Friday, February 3, 2023 The United Against Human Trafficking Coalition in Calcasieu Parish met for a special forum this week in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The topic of discussion: how to decrease demand. “Just like any business, if you stop…

Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season
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Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season

Federal prosecutors said the fight against human trafficking, a crime that harms some of the most vulnerable members of society, counts among their highest priorities. “We are committed to vindicating the rights of human trafficking crime victims by bringing their traffickers to justice and working to ensure that survivors have access to restitution, services and…

CPSO announces SWLA human trafficking tip line – KPLC
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CPSO announces SWLA human trafficking tip line – KPLC

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced the creation of the SWLA Human Trafficking Task Force tip line at 337-491-SWLA (7952). Sheriff Tony Mancuso says, “We want to have an easy and anonymous way for victims or other members of the community to report possible human trafficking activity; that is…

New Louisiana task force to fight human trafficking
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New Louisiana task force to fight human trafficking

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Officials in a southwest Louisiana parish have announced a new task force to fight human trafficking. “No town is immune to human trafficking or sex trafficking,” Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said Thursday in a news release announcing formation of the SWLA Human Trafficking Task Force. It’s made up of…