November 2018 Anti-Slavery Iowa News

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news here in Iowa. Today’s blog post will help 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. We need your support! #GivingTuesdayWe at the Iowa NAHT are so grateful for the support…

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Expanded Anti-Trafficking Resource Directory

One of the NAHT’s strategic plan goals for 2018 is a major expansion of the Network’s Resource Directory. We have been working on this project for several months now, and have expanded the directory to include 21 pages of information. We invite you to review this important document, and if you see any errors or…

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October Training Opportunities and Lectures

Anti-Human Trafficking Full Day Training On Saturday October 20th, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, there will be a free full-day conference in Norwalk, IA. Garden Gate Ranch is hosting the anti-human trafficking training event. Presenters/Topics will include: Chief David Lorenzen – DOT – The issue in Iowa, law enforcement perspective, Truckers Against Trafficking…

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Iowa school bus drivers to be trained to be on the lookout for human trafficking

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news here in Iowa. Today’s blog post will help 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. Iowa will become the nation’s first state to require training about human trafficking for its…

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August 2018 Anti-Trafficking News

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news here in Iowa. Today’s blog post will help 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. The Iowa Attorney General’s office has announced the appointment of Gretchen Brown-Waech as their new…

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Modern Slavery is a Growing Global Threat

I recently learned a lot about the growing global crime of sex and labor trafficking which deprives millions worldwide of their dignity and freedom. I am honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS). As a new board member, I assisted with an anti-trafficking workshop…

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Freedom Drivers Project at the Iowa State Fair

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery wishes to once again pay tribute to and thank the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) for its exceptional efforts to fight both labor and sex trafficking. You may recall that my blog post before last carried a story about the Iowa Department of Transportation’s launch of a…

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Identifying Best Practices and Barriers of Human Trafficking Victim Services within the State of Iowa

A very important labor and sex trafficking study was released on May 21st, 2018, and I want to share it with our blog followers. I have attached a copy of this important survivor service research project that was just released by Dr. Taylor Houston and the Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices Standards Committee of the…

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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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