Anti-Human-Trafficking News

There is a lot of activity and progress being made across Iowa. Today’s blog post is only a snippet of activity and there is much more underway. Here is a table of contents. Hotel/Motel Project Volunteer Training Opportunities Iowa Man gets life for trafficking children Anti-labor traffic holiday shopping City councils in Sioux City and…

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HumanTrafficking in the News

Greetings from the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery. As a followup to the Labor Trafficking in Iowa article posted on October 26 the following are four news items and one labor trafficking training opportunity. News Items http://www.kcci.com/article/feds-shut-down-iowa-trucking-company-tied-to-smuggling-case/12837292 http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/16/558198196/texas-truck-driver-pleads-guilty-to-smuggling-deaths-of-ten-undocumented-immigra http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/workers-in-drug-rehab-program-sue-say-they-were-virtual/article_695ad629-51b6-5147-9fb0-519b3b13e96f.html http://www.kcci.com/article/fbi-operation-snares-120-sex-traffickers-saves-84-children/13050663 Labor Trafficking Opportunity LABOR TRAFFICKING WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00…

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The Boys in the Bunkhouse

There is a new book entitled Boys in the Bunkhouse which depicts a horrific example of labor trafficking in iowa history. This article about the book is reprinted with permission. Books: The Boys in the Bunkhouse When I saw The Boys in the Bunkhouse in the library and read on the back cover what it…

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Labor Trafficking in Iowa

Introduction Many thanks to Michael Staebell for submitting the following article entitled Labor Trafficking in Iowa. As an expert on labor trafficking, Mr. Staebell has consulted with the Iowa NAHT Board of Directors and subsequently agreed to write this summary of our discussions. He will also be speaking at the October 30th Freedom in Action…

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Luis CdeBaca to be honored and to speak on human trafficking at Freedom in Action Conference, October 30th in Ames

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery nominated Luis CdeBaca for the annual ISU Alumni Merit Award for his outstanding humanitarian endeavors. We had a number of excellent letters of support for the nomination including a letter from the commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Roxanne Ryan. The Network is proud to…

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Johnston Massage Therapy Ordinance Helps Stops Sex Trafficking

This past June, the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery asked Iowa’s anti-trafficking coalitions and advocates to urge their local city councils to adopt ordinances to crack down on human trafficking taking place in some of Iowa’s massage therapy businesses. This Network call to action was due to a recognition both nationally and here…

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Important and Timely Topics

Successful first hotel motel training of trainers Thanks to the three Nebraska trainers from the Coalition on Human Trafficking and the 31 Central Iowa volunteers who participated in the 3-hour inaugural training. The training of trainers was completed on September 13th, 2017. The newly trained teams composed of ambassadors and trainers are now contacting Hotel…

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Call for Volunteer Hotel/Motel Education Trainers

Today the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery is putting out a call for volunteers to be trained to conduct an educational program for hotel/motel employees. We have partnered with the Nebraska Coalition on Human Trafficking, Inc., for this statewide project. The Coalition is sending three trainers and providing the hotel project training materials….

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