Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Knoxville resources on human trafficking
We welcomed Christi Wigle from Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking in Knoxville to our Voices of Hope internet radio show yesterday. If you don't know about our show on Blog Talk Radio you should click the Voices of Hope link above to listen. What you hear may surprise you.
As we talked we learned that over 300,000 children in the U.S. are in danger of trafficking each year. If you think that this doesn't happen here think again.
The Polaris Project places the volunteer state just behind the "dirty dozen" of U.S. states. In fact, the Knoxville News Sentinel ran an article about a prostitution delivery service. My Fox Memphis is ran an article about a human trafficking case there in August 2010.
The good news is that there are success stories. Some of these are linked from the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking. No doubt, we will be hearing about more success stories in the future.
Christi Wigle urged that the public "should never approach" the captor but instead call 911.
Help for human trafficking victims in Knoxville is available from local law enforcement, the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Cry for Justice.
Human trafficking victims across the U.S. can call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1.888.3737.888 for help 24 hour a day.
Point your browser to Voices of Hope to download this and all segments.