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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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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