Targeting Trafficking in a New Way

Sally Senitz of Wings of Shelter teaches nurses how to look for signs of human trafficking…and it’s working. The Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Coalition wants to replicate this success on a much bigger scale. To do so, they are launching the Point of Contact, Point of Rescue program.

The program will teach business owners and employees, who choose to participate, what signs to look for at high-risk areas for trafficked victims, like shopping malls or restaurants. “You only see it when you know what to look for,” said Nola Theiss, executive director of the Human Trafficking Coalition. “They’re looking out for guys who are 5 or 6 years older with young girls. They’re looking for guys who are hanging around and who are seen with many different girls … [or are] in control.”

Learn more at the WBBH News 2 article: Program aims to target trafficking in new way.


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