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 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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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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