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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TAHT Job Opening and Training Opportunities from Meskwaki

TAHT Job Opening Teens Against Human Trafficking (TAHT) is now accepting applications for a full-time program specialist! Please help us spread the word and share with your networks and anyone who might e interested in the position! To apply, visit https://www.yss.org/jobs/taht-voca-specialist/ * TAHT program staff work remotely, so applicants may be located throughout Central Iowa. Meskwaki…

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Update on Iowa Anti-Trafficking Legislation and a big success in the U.S. Congress

Iowa 2018 legislation update Disappointing news from the Iowa Statehouse. We began the 2018 legislative session with ten anti-trafficking bills in January. The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking endorsed all of these 10 bills as follows; SF 2300 for a study group on Mandatory Reporter Training improvements including the addition of human trafficking. (Charles Schneider…

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Hotel/Motel “Training of Trainers”

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS March 8, 2018 Governor Kim Reynolds helped the Iowa NAHT to kick off the statewide Iowa Hotel/Motel Employee Training Project last September. Since then, three “Training of Trainers” sessions have been held in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. Seventy-five volunteers have completed the training, and are now providing hotel/motel employee training….

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Anti-Human Trafficking News and Resources

There is a lot of anti-trafficking activity and progress being made across Iowa. Today’s blog post is only a snippet of activity and new resources available. The DPS Office to Combat Human Trafficking has issued its 2017 annual report. They included some statistics in the annual report, from the national hotline and from Iowa law…

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Successful Anti-Trafficking Day on the Hill

Yesterday’s Anti-Trafficking Day on the Hill was a great success. We thank the 100+ allies of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery for their active participation. For those of you who were unable to attend, I thought I would share the governor’s comments just before signing the proclamation declaring January “Slavery and Human…

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2018 Anti-Trafficking Legislative Agenda

The 2018 Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday, January 8th and the Iowa Network and its allies are preparing to educate Iowa legislators about needed anti-trafficking legislation. All blog post subscribers, anti-trafficking coalitions and local city task forces are invited to join the NAHT for our Anti-Trafficking Day on the Hill at the State Capitol…

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