Human Trafficking Awareness Walk

Written by: Kelly Gettle

Hey guys! Long time no blog! Hope everyone is having a great first few months in 2018. We are already ⅓ of the way done with this year – how can this be possible? It’s definitely been a busy couple of months – at least for me. One project that has kept me pretty busy throughout the course of this semester is the Human Trafficking Awareness Walk that I have been co-planning. I have been co-planning this walk with a former intern …

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State of the Child Conference 2018

Written by: Kelly Gettle

Hi guys! Happy March and happy Spring – even though North Carolina can’t make up her mind whether she wants it to be Spring or Winter! Just the other day it was snowing. Yes! Snowing in the middle of March! On a side note, can you believe we are already three months in to 2018? I have less than a month left in my internship – I have no idea where time has gone. It seems like just yesterday I was shaking …

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Webinars

Written by: Kelly Gettle

 

During my first two weeks I have watched three different webinars. A webinar is a seminar that you can watch and interact with on the internet. The first webinar that I watched was on January 9th. This webinar was out on by NCCASA. It was titled “Navigating the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act: History, Implementation, and Implications.” This first one was mostly about background information on human trafficking. The webinar discussed the Mann Act and how it related to human trafficking. It also …

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Meet the New Intern

Written by: Kelly Gettle

Hi guys! My name is Kelly Gettle and I am a second semester senior at East Carolina University studying social work! I am from Goldsboro, NC – roughly an hour South West of Greenville. This is my very first internship so I am really excited to start learning all things new! I chose the career path of social work because I am a firm believer that everyone was put on this Earth to make a difference! I believe that my way of …

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10 Podcasts to keep you up to Date on Human Trafficking

Written by: Abigail Domingo

More people are starting to dive into the world of podcasts, so here are ten podcasts to listen to on the way to work, at the beach, or in your kitchen. Stay updated and informed because awareness is the key to stopping the true crimes from happening.

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast         
By Sandra Morgan & Dave Stachowiak

This bi weekly podcast will challenge you to study the issues related to human trafficking, become an educated voice in understanding this global problem, and …

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Victims in Plain Sight

By: Abigail Domingo

 

For some trafficking victims there are times when they see a chance of freedom, hoping one question is asked: Do you need help?

Victims of human trafficking may have a small opening to receive help but are too afraid, in fear of retaliation from their captors. Often times they come in contact with transportation and medical personnel who are in unique positions to identify victims of human trafficking, and get them out of captivity. Here are a few professions where provding training can …

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Supply and Demand: Human Trafficking

Supply and Demand: Human Trafficking

By: Abigail Domingo

As of 2017, an estimated 21 million people are victims of human trafficking. This criminal industry is built on the pain and suffering of victims, where traffickers and buyers reap the benefits. This isn’t 1854; it’s 2017 and humans are seen as nothing but a commodity– this is modern day slavery. The solution seems simple– find the perpetrators and set them behind bars, but the root of the problem is more complex than one solution. The supply and demand for human trafficking break …

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Protecting Human Trafficking Victims; Who Can We Really Trust?

Protecting Human Trafficking Victims; Who Can We Really Trust?

By: Sydni Dobson

According to the humantraffickinghotline.org, since 2007 there have been close to 35,000 cases of human trafficking reported in the United States.  In 2016, almost 8,000 cases were reported of human trafficking. These are only cases reported; this does not include the victims that are still trying to find a way out. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is one of the entities responsible for investigating human trafficking cases, arresting traffickers and protecting potential victims and survivors.

Most public servants work hard …

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Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain Transparency

By: Sydni Dobson

With more than 7.1 billion people in this technology efficient world, it’s no surprise that consumers want their products and want them now. In the 21st century, the rate of consumer consumption is at an all-time high. Yet, we fail to realize that in us wanting a quick turnaround for so many different products, companies must have a lot of workers and assign back breaking work. Many of these people we refer to as “employees” in actuality might be children or …

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Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced to Congress!

Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced to Congress!

By: Kari Carr

The bill Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 has been introduced by Representative Wagner along with Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Ed Royce (R-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Martha Roby (R-AL), and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS).

This monumental, nonpartisan bill aims “to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive …

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