Based on data from the National Hotline, Texas reports the second-highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S., with Houston being often referred to as a major hub.
How do you recognize human trafficking?
Changing how society perceives and values girls and women may make a significant impact.
Have numbers gone up during the pandemic?
Experts from the Houston Mayor's Office and Prairie View A&M University join us to discuss human trafficking – its prevalence, its impact on girls and women in particular, and the work being done to prevent it.
We also talk with a survivor and national advocate for criminal justice reform.
If you see one or several warning signs and suspect human trafficking activity, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center's hotline by making an anonymous call to 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733).
Minal Patel Davis
Dr. Camille Gibson
- Professor and Interim Dean of Prairie View A&M University's College of Juvenile Justice
- Executive Director of Prairie View A&M's Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center
- Survivor of sex trafficking and criminal justice reform advocate
- Author of "Free Sin-Toya: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System"
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