The Dallas FBI field office, Clear Channel Outdoor, and local, state and federal agencies joined to help fight “modern day slavery” throughout Texas. The agencies announced a statewide campaign and unveiled billboards and public service ads to raise awareness about human trafficking and encourage reporting.
Texas ranks second in the nation in total calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline. Only California is ranked higher. Last year, 436 potential trafficking cases in Texas were reported through the hotline. Texas’ proximity to the Mexican border, its demographics and its large migrant workforce make the state a popular point of entry for human trafficking, authorities say.
Human trafficking educational spots appear on traditional and digital billboards across Texas. Advertising space and time are being donated by the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas (OAAT) and its member companies, Clear Channel Outdoor and Lamar Advertising. Public service announcements will air on Univision television, Univision radio, and Clear Channel-owned radio stations throughout Texas.
Learn more at Kevin Krause’s Dallas News article: Dallas FBI office joins statewide effort to crack down on human trafficking.