U.S. Route 15 is focus of human trafficking

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Airdate: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Human trafficking is happening in communities across the country, even here in central Pennsylvania. 

Victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality and because the problem is so prevalent it can often occur in plain sight.

The central Pennsylvania area is especially vulnerable to human trafficking because of the interstate highway system crossing through the state.

Understanding the signs of trafficking and knowing what to look for might help to address the problem and aid survivors.

Rhonda Hendrickson, the Vice President of Programs at the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg is also a coordinator with the Pennsylvania Alliance Against Trafficking in Humans: Route 15 Project. She appears on Smart Talk Monday, along with Karen Galbraith, a Training Projects Coordinator with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Tanya M. Gould, Survivor Leader Expert & Consultant and Vice-Chair of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking to discuss human trafficking.

To report human trafficking, call the National Human trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888.

Teaching Against Trafficking website mentioned during Smart Talk here.

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