Major Cuts in Iowa Funding for Human Trafficking Prevention and Survivor Services
Gretchen Brown-Waech, Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Office of the Iowa Attorney General announced last week that they are anticipating significant cuts in the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding … [Read More...]
Anti-Trafficking Outreach Coordinator hired to focus on Labor Trafficking in Iowa
Jessie Johnson has been hired as the Outreach Coordinator for the Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Service (TAPS) program with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). A native Iowan, Jessie has … [Read More...]
Governor Signs Important Legislative Bill
Great news! Last Wednesday, May 8th, Governor Kim Reynolds signed HF731, the Mandatory Reporter Training and Certification bill. The signing was attended by board members of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery and Prevent Child Abuse … [Read More...]
Iowa NAHT Legislative Update and Final Push
There were 18 human trafficking related bills at the start of 2019 and we are now down to one bill that has passed and 3 that still have a slim chance to make it to the Governor’s desk.
First the good news!
The Iowa NAHT Legislative Committee and … [Read More...]
If you need help or see something suspicious, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline:
888-373-7888 or text "Help" to BEFREE (233733)
Call Specialists are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking. All reports are confidential and you may remain anonymous. Interpreters are available.
Statewide Iowa Crisis Line for information about direct services for survivors: 800-770-1650 or text "iowahelp" to 20121
DHS Child Abuse Hotline for reports of suspected child sex trafficking: 800-362-2178