Hundreds of signs are now up at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in an effort to raise awareness and curb child sex trafficking.
The signs are required under a new Georgia law that mandates the toll free number (1-888-373-7888) to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center be posted at airports, bus stations, strip clubs and other establishments. The signs say, “Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?”
“We wanted to make sure that people know that there is a number you can call, there are a lot of victims out here that just don’t know who to turn to for help,” said Jennifer Swain, with youthSpark, an organization that aids exploited and neglected children. The FBI named Atlanta as one of 14 cities in the nation with the highest rates of children being exploited for prostition, according to youthSpark.
In conjunction with the posters, dozens of workers at the concessions airport-wide also underwent training to detect signs that a child traveling through the airport may be a victim of sex trafficking.
Learn more at Rachel Stockman’s WSB-TV article: New airport signs intended to curb child sex trafficking.