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Nebraska officials reveal new hotline for human trafficking – KMTV
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Nebraska officials reveal new hotline for human trafficking – KMTV

Nebraska has a new local hotline for the public to report suspected cases of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. The new line, available 24 hours a day, is 833-PLS-LOOK (833-757-5665). Announced Thursday by Attorney General Doug Peterson and the Nebraska State Patrol, the hotline is  designed to receive tips on possible human trafficking and quickly…

Sheriff’s office makes 10 arrests in human trafficking operation, helps six victims
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Sheriff’s office makes 10 arrests in human trafficking operation, helps six victims

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said it made 10 arrests in two-day-long Human Trafficking Operations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and helped six victims connect with local victim resources. On Oct. 26 and 27, detectives from the Ventura County Human Trafficking Task Force (VCHTTF) said they identified areas that have…

Human trafficking survivor to speak in Algoma about 'horrific' experience – SooToday.com
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Human trafficking survivor to speak in Algoma about 'horrific' experience – SooToday.com

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police, in partnership with Victim Services of Algoma, will bring survivors of human trafficking to Blind River, Elliot Lake and Thessalon to educate the public about of this horrific crime. The keynote speaker, Leona Skye Grandmond, will help dispel the myths and misinformation around human trafficking. For more information, read…

Brazos County Sheriff's Office and Unbound BCS Receive $1.5 Million Grant – WTAW
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Brazos County Sheriff's Office and Unbound BCS Receive $1.5 Million Grant – WTAW

The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office and Unbound Now Bryan College Station have partnered together and received a grant of $1.5 million to fight human trafficking in the Brazos Valley. Deputy David Wilcox says the money will be split between the two agencies. “We are going to focus on working on identify victims and building cases…

Nebraska Launches New Human Trafficking Hotline | News | norfolkneradio.com
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Nebraska Launches New Human Trafficking Hotline | News | norfolkneradio.com

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and the Nebraska State Patrol announce a new local hotline designed for the public to report suspected sex trafficking or labor trafficking. The Nebraska Human Trafficking Hotline can be reached 24 hours per day at 833-PLS-LOOK (833-757-5665). The Hotline is designed to receive tips on possible human trafficking and quickly…

$1.5 million grant to fight human trafficking awarded to Brazos County Sheriff’s Office
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$1.5 million grant to fight human trafficking awarded to Brazos County Sheriff’s Office

The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office and Unbound Now BCS recently received a grant worth $1.5 million to create a multidisciplinary regional task force to fight human trafficking in the Brazos Valley. The Sheriff’s Office and Unbound Now BCS will each receive $750,000 distributed over the next three years. The task force will serve a 10-county…

Nebraska officials reveal new hotline for human trafficking
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Nebraska officials reveal new hotline for human trafficking

OMAHA — Nebraska has a new local hotline for the public to report suspected cases of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. The new line, available 24 hours a day, is 833-PLS-LOOK (833-757-5665). Announced Thursday by Attorney General Doug Peterson and the Nebraska State Patrol, the hotline is  designed to receive tips on possible human trafficking…

Police charge Kingston man with 95 offences, seek additional victims in human trafficking case
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Police charge Kingston man with 95 offences, seek additional victims in human trafficking case

Kingston Police and Ontario Provincial Police have laid an additional 19 charges, bringing the total to 95, and are seeking additional victims in the ongoing joint investigation called Project Shamrock. According to Kingston Police, the joint investigation began in January 2022 when they were made aware of an individual luring women and girls through social…

Kansas AG announces grants for Hays-based Options
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Kansas AG announces grants for Hays-based Options

TOPEKA — A Hays organization has been awarded nearly $77,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced last week. Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Inc., was awarded grants to support the following programs in 18 area counties: $31,970 to provide survivor-centered services to those experiencing domestic…

Texas police officer saves 9 possible human trafficking victims | KXAN Austin
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Texas police officer saves 9 possible human trafficking victims | KXAN Austin

BOSQUE COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) — The Valley Mills Police Department in Texas said an officer rescued nine people believed to be human trafficking victims. It happened July 23, around 10:03 p.m. Officer Jordan Williams stopped a car in the 200 block of Avenue C for a defective headlight near the Out of Town Ball…