The Dark Side of Agriculture: Labor Trafficking in the Fields

My journey into anti-human trafficking work began in the fields of Eastern North Carolina. I had just gotten a new job at a newspaper. I wanted bylines. I wanted awards and accolades. I was the stereotypical hungry journalist.

I did not know, when a volunteer with the Farm Laborers Organizing Committee in Dudley, North Carolina, contacted me, what exactly to expect.

All I knew is that I was going to jump at the opportunity to tell the stories of men and women who were a mystery to me. 

I …

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PCBRACE2020 February Edition – A Lamb’s Place Transitional Housing

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Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

We are talking with Lauren Anzelone and Brittany Bradford of A Lamb’s Place, which is an organization creating transitional housing for youth aging …

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January Edition of PCBRACE2020 with Samar Badwan

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Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

We are talking with Samar Badwan, chair of the Greenville Human Relations Council, Arabic translator and educator at Pitt County Schools, and leader at the …

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Victims Suffer as T-Visa Denials Skyrocket

*The survivor story highlighted in this blog is based on actual survivor experiences, but is not an actual account.

Carla was trafficked by someone she believed to be her fiancé. He convinced her to leave Mexico and start a new life together in the US. Once they arrived, he told her he didn’t have the money to support them, and she would have to make money for them. He convinced her to sell sex “for a little while” until he could find a job to support …

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PCBRACE 2019 The December Edition- Kristy Moore- Youth Villages

Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

We are talking with Kristy Moore, regional supervisor with Youth Villages.

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PCBRACE 2019 Child Trauma Response Victim Advocate, Greenville, PD

Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.
We are talking with D’Nise Williams-Braswell, child trauma response victim advocate with Greenville Police Department.
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PCBRACE 2019 – Pam Strickland, founder and CEO of NC Stop Human Trafficking

 

Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

In this episode, Pam Strickland, founder and CEO of NC Stop Human Trafficking discusses the non-profits work in awareness, coalition building and advocacy.

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PCBRACE2019 – August Edition – Resources for Immigrants with Leah Arnold of the Battered Immigrants Project

Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

Leah Arnold, immigration attorney with the Battered Immigrants Project, is our guest. She talks about court remedies and the services that are offered to immigrants locally.

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Win for Anti-Human Trafficking Movement in N.C.: H.B. 198 Passes General Assembly

Win for Anti-Human Trafficking Movement in N.C.: H.B. 198 Passes General Assembly

The General Assembly passed House Bill 198: Human Trafficking Commission Recommendations and is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Roy Cooper.

HB 198 is a win for the anti-human trafficking movement.

This bill expands the opportunity of human trafficking victims to seek nonviolent criminal expunctions for convictions that were directly caused by their trafficking and allows victims expanded opportunities to pursue civil relief by parties who profited from their exploitation.

 “It was with great pleasure that we saw this bill pass the General Assembly,” NC Stop Human …

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PCBRACE2019 – July Edition – Guest Max Sutton, MST Supervisor and OPT Therapist with EASTER SEALS

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Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

Max Sutton, MST Supervisor and OPT Therapist for EASTER SEALS spoke about the value of multisystemic therapy in improving outcomes and …

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