November 2019 Anti-Trafficking News

Teresa Davidson of Iowa to Serve on New Federal Trafficking Council President Trump has appointed Teresa Davidson of Cedar Rapids to be a member of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking. The NAHT is very pleased that Iowa will have a strong voice on the Council and we congratulate Teresa. Teresa is…

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September 2019 Iowa Anti-Trafficking Global News

Recommendations to Improve Anti-Slavery Efforts in The United States I am honored to be serving as the vice-chair of the international board of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS). I have just returned from an overseas trip where I learned about the anti-trafficking progress being made in European countries like Sweden, The United Kingdom,…

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Progress Reports on Iowa’s Fight to End 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. 100+ Women Fund Iowa City War on Trafficking The NAHT Board of Directors gratefully accepted…

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August 2019 Iowa Anti-Trafficking News

Iowa State Fair – Trafficking Education Exhibit The DOT’s Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) is a first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit that is a premiere tool in educating the general public about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry is combating it. It will be on display at the Iowa State Fair on the…

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Second Call for Volunteers to Distribute Iowa Human Trafficking Rescue Stickers and Posters

Today we are again calling for volunteers to sign up to distribute Iowa Human Trafficking Rescue Stickers in your community. Approximately 7,500 stickers have already been distributed since the Network launched this new statewide project last January. The Network now also has a poster sized version of the sticker that measures 7’x14”. The sticker itself…

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Funding Cuts and other June 2019 Human Trafficking News

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 stream. Three years ago, 6 human trafficking programs received first time funding…

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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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