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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Gridshock Film Tour and Nine Trafficking Convictions

Gridshock Documentary Tour: A Film about Sex Trafficking in Iowa After a very successful premier on April 2nd at the Des Moines Civic Center, Gridshock will be shown in six more Iowa cities on the following dates (see below). All events are open to the public. Gridshock is a documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing…

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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 Outstanding Iowa Anti-Trafficking Service Awards

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery recently presented five 2019 Outstanding Iowa Anti-Trafficking Awards. The presentations took place at the Rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa. I was honored to stand at the podium to read the tribute to each outstanding honoree. We partnered with Governor Kim Reynolds…

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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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Progress Reports from the DPS Office to Combat Trafficking and the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Coordinator

Office to Combat Human Trafficking 2018 Annual Report Terry Cowman, Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS), recently met with the Network Board of Directors to give an update. Mr. Cowman’s (pictured below) progress report was followed by lots of questions. The Office to Combat Human Trafficking 2018 Annual Report has…

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