University of Southern Mississippi

Human trafficking is a huge problem in Mississippi. These agencies are taking steps to save lives. – Magnolia State Live
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Human trafficking is a huge problem in Mississippi. These agencies are taking steps to save lives. – Magnolia State Live

Published 10:29 pm Monday, August 14, 2023 The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work’s SOARing in Mississippi (Stop, Observe, Act and Respond) team is holding a SOAR for Communities training session at the University’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach August 15-17, 2023. This gathering will include personnel from anti-human trafficking service…

USM Social Work’s SOAR Team Facilitating Anti-Human Trafficking Training Aug. 15-17
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USM Social Work’s SOAR Team Facilitating Anti-Human Trafficking Training Aug. 15-17

Mon, 08/14/2023 – 10:51am | By: David Tisdale The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work’s SOARing in Mississippi (Stop, Observe, Act and Respond) team is holding a SOAR for Communities training session at the University’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach August 15-17, 2023. This gathering will include personnel from anti-human trafficking…

How to prevent Trafficking? Secretary of State visits JSU for MBAT Summit – The Clarion-Ledger
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How to prevent Trafficking? Secretary of State visits JSU for MBAT Summit – The Clarion-Ledger

Every year, some 24.9 million people worldwide fall victim to human trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of State. “In the United States, traffickers compel victims to engage in commercial sex and to work in both legal and illicit industries and sectors,” according to Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking, an initiative established by Mississippi Secretary of…

Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking gather to learn to combat human trafficking
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Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking gather to learn to combat human trafficking

Every year, some 24.9 million people worldwide fall victim to human trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of State. “In the United States, traffickers compel victims to engage in commercial sex and to work in both legal and illicit industries and sectors,” according to Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking, an initiative established by Mississippi Secretary of…

RWJBarnabas using $500K federal grant to fight human trafficking – NJBIZ
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RWJBarnabas using $500K federal grant to fight human trafficking – NJBIZ

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and RWJBarnabas Health used the designation to kick off a program funded by a $500,000 federal grant aimed at combating the practice.  The funding – announced in October 2022 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office on Trafficking in Persons –…

Miss. secretary of state stops by USM for human trafficking summit – WDAM
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Miss. secretary of state stops by USM for human trafficking summit – WDAM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson stopped by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Tuesday afternoon for a conference on human trafficking. Watson, along with business owners and organizational leaders, combined for the Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking summit. The MBAT summit is put on by the USM School of Social…

USM set to host Human Trafficking Awareness Summit
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USM set to host Human Trafficking Awareness Summit

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Tuesday afternoon, an issue that encompasses a neighborhood block to around the world will be brought out of the shadows. The “Mississippi Businesses against Trafficking Summit” will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joe Paul Theater inside the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi…

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month: What you need to know – WDAM
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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month: What you need to know – WDAM

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – Human trafficking is an on-going issue that the United States is fighting. “It exploits our most vulnerable populations, those who are poor, those who are unemployed, those are who are marginalized, either LGBTQ, racial minorities,” said Tamara Hurst, the co-director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Human Trafficking…

SOS: Secretary Watson Announces MBAT Summit
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SOS: Secretary Watson Announces MBAT Summit

Secretary of State Michael Watson is pleased to announce a Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking (MBAT) Summit to be held the afternoon of January 24, 2023, during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In collaboration with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center…

Applications open for funding meant to help victims of human trafficking
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Applications open for funding meant to help victims of human trafficking

JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) – Applications are now open for the a new fund meant to specifically help victims of human trafficking. Applications for the Victims of Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation Fund opened Nov. 1. As much as $2.5 million will be available for organizations that provide services to victims of human trafficking. “An…