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‘Throwaway kids’: Allegations of human trafficking, mistreatment at Ont. group home chain
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‘Throwaway kids’: Allegations of human trafficking, mistreatment at Ont. group home chain

Video: Kids risk human-trafficking and drugs to escape Ontario group homes Cassidy Franck stares into her cellphone camera, eyes exhausted, unblinking. The screams of an 11-year-old girl being violently restrained echo in the background of the video. For months in early 2021, this was her life inside a group home for girls run by Hatts…

HHS Awards $497,000 to USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training
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HHS Awards $497,000 to USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training

Fri, 10/28/2022 – 13:53pm | By: Karelia Pitts The University of Southern Mississippi’s newly established Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training (CHRT) in the School of Social Work was awarded $497,000 for the first year of a five-year demonstration program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and…

More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications
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More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications

“The existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions.” – George Orwell  Human trafficking is an issue that takes many forms and typologies across the world and society. Traditionally, human trafficking is thought of as falling into one of two categories: sex trafficking, trafficking in persons for commercial sexual exploitation, or…

IHL Approves USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training
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IHL Approves USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training

Thu, 09/22/2022 – 12:14pm | By: Karelia Pitts Earlier this summer, the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved a proposal from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work to form a Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training (CHRT) – the first center of its kind in…

Austin City Council passes resolution regarding resources to fight sex trafficking in homeless
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Austin City Council passes resolution regarding resources to fight sex trafficking in homeless

The resolution was authored by Austin City Council Member Mackenzie Kelly. AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, the Austin City Council unanimously passed a resolution aiming to help combat sex trafficking in the Austin area. The resolution was authored by Council Member Mackenzie Kelly, District 6. It directs the city manager to provide certain resources related…