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Her work to fight human trafficking makes her Sherman Hospital’s nurse of the year
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Her work to fight human trafficking makes her Sherman Hospital’s nurse of the year

A woman trying to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking has been named Advocate Sherman Hospital’s 2022 Nurse of the Year. Jerilyn Damiani of Hoffman Estates has worked at Sherman for two years, starting in the emergency department before becoming a recovery nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit. She was surprised by supervisors…

Thelwell honored for her commitment to fighting human trafficking, child exploitation and elder abuse
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Thelwell honored for her commitment to fighting human trafficking, child exploitation and elder abuse

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Thelwell was awarded “Prosecutor of the Year” by Attorney General Ashley Moody at the annual Human Trafficking Summit. Lisa Thelwell remembers that August day in 2012 when Chief Assistant Don Horn welcomed her class of 40 new hires — mostly beginning lawyers like her — to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office….

Inside a U.S. and Colombian operation to bust human traffickers – NBC News
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Inside a U.S. and Colombian operation to bust human traffickers – NBC News

On the border between Colombia and Panama, where migrants wait to make their way through the dense and sometimes deadly jungle of the Darien Gap, Americans from the Department of Homeland Security are teaming up with Colombian National Police to take down human smugglers before they can lead migrants north. Migrants camp along the beaches…

Human Smuggler Sentenced Following Migrant Death
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Human Smuggler Sentenced Following Migrant Death

MIDLAND, Texas – A Guatemalan national man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for immigration crimes. According to court documents, Mario Rigoberto Diego-Esteban, aka “Lentes,” 26, was sentenced following his guilty plea to one count of illegal re-entry after deportation and one count of transporting undocumented migrants for commercial advantage and private financial…

Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines
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Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines

Northampton, MA –News Direct– American Airlines American has become an industry leader in combating human trafficking and child exploitation. We have mandatory human trafficking awareness training for our frontline, customer-facing team members — including flight attendants, pilots and airport customer service representatives — as well as for team members with international purchasing responsibilities. This training…

Officials, advocates spread awareness of human trafficking in Houston and its airports
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Officials, advocates spread awareness of human trafficking in Houston and its airports

Key figures and experts from across the Houston metropolitan area addressed human trafficking prevention and protection Nov. 4 at the Lone Star Flight Museum. The event brought a variety of organizations together that provide resources to prevent the crime and provide support for its survivors. Some of the organizations include Unbound Now, Bay Area Turning…

Guardian Group: 2022 Third Quarter Impact Report
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Guardian Group: 2022 Third Quarter Impact Report

Project 1591® launched on July 13th and after years of refining and testing the process and platform we are thrilled to see it actively increasing the number of people working to identify potential victims of sex trafficking. To date we have volunteers across 16 states and 5 countries outside the US that have completed training… Read More »

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Georgia senator used farm labor contractors linked to trafficking case – USA Today
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Georgia senator used farm labor contractors linked to trafficking case – USA Today

Operation Blooming Onion is among the largest criminal prosecutions of labor trafficking of foreign farmworkers. Cogdell Berry Farm hired labor contractors whose Georgia homes were searched, money seized in the investigation. Sen. Russ Goodman, who owns the farm with his father-in-law, said he would investigate the situation. A Georgia state senator running for reelection as a farmer…

Hope for Justice Speaks at UN Conference on Transnational Organised Crime
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Hope for Justice Speaks at UN Conference on Transnational Organised Crime

Hope for Justice were delighted to participate in the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (11th COP UNTOC) this week in Vienna. The Conference exists to help nations who support this convention to better combat transnational organised crime including the trafficking of persons, of…