Governor Signs Two More Anti-Trafficking Bills and Other Late May News

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 extensive experience with victim-centered advocacy and processes. Prior to joining the USCRI,…

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Governor Signs HF731 And Anti-Trafficking Updates From Across Iowa

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 Iowa. With over 400,000 mandatory reporters in Iowa, the new law strengthens…

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16 Iowa cities join the fight against sex trafficking

Massage ordinances and sex trafficking For nearly two years, the Iowa NAHT Board of Directors has been urging local anti-trafficking coalitions and regional groups to encourage, and local cities to pass, ordinances to crack down on human trafficking and prostitution in Iowa’s illicit massage parlors. The Network has had an increasing concern that some spas…

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2019 Anti-human-trafficking Iowa Legislation

Greetings to the NAHT Blog subscribers. There are 18 human trafficking related bills before the 2019 Iowa Legislature. Angela Davis and Maggie Tinsman, NAHT Legislative Committee co-chairs, have been doing a great job registering the Network’s position on each bill, attending hearings, and building rapport with legislators. We want to call your attention to 4…

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Governor’s Proclamation Signing a Springboard for Building Public Awareness

Public Awareness Springboard The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery has long advocated for Iowans to learn that this evil crime is an everyday occurrence in our own state. Declaring January 2019 as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month” served as a springboard for building public awareness. On Thursday, January 17th Governor…

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January 2019 Anti-Trafficking major events and trainings

January 17th Governor’s proclamation signing for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month It’s my privilege to write to you at the start of 2019 and to announce major events to launch Iowa’s observance of “Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month”. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Iowans used to think of slavery…

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Spring 2018 Anti-Trafficking News

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news both here in Iowa and around the country. Today’s blog post will help to keep you up to date. If you have anti-trafficking news, events, trainings, meetings, or resources to share across Iowa, please send to gbelitsos55@gmail.com. Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids is the first hospital…

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National and Iowa Anti-Trafficking News: Updated

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news both here in Iowa and around the country. Today’s blog post will help to keep you up to date. If you have anti-trafficking news, events, trainings, meetings, or resources to share across Iowa, please send to gbelitsos55@gmail.com. Over 20 direct service providers attended the recent meeting…

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