Human Trafficking: Awareness to Action
Recorded On: 01/16/2024
With the proper training, transit employees have a unique opportunity to recognize and report human trafficking. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and is defined by the U.S. Department of Justice as a crime that involves the exploitation of a person for labor, services, or commercial sex. Human trafficking is a worldwide criminal industry that denies freedom from nearly 25 million people around the world, and the number of reported trafficking cases continues to rise each year.
Truckers Against Trafficking’s Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) program provides free, industry-specific resources for transit agencies to equip their employees with the information they need to combat human trafficking in the course of their everyday jobs.
This virtual presentation will review the anti-trafficking resources available to transit agencies, share success stories from the transit industry, and highlight a newly developed template for implementing human trafficking response protocols, which are vital to effective anti-trafficking initiatives.
Viewers will leave with specific best practices and action steps that they can take to improve human trafficking awareness and response procedures within their agencies.
- Jodi Godrey, Center For Urban Transportation Research
- Lexi Higgins, Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) at Truckers Against Trafficking