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Inside Houston’s First Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan

Posted on · It’s no secret that there’s a problem with human trafficking in Greater Houston, and that practice can increase around big events such as Houston’s upcoming Super Bowl. To deal with the problem, the City of Houston has recently announced its first Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan. But what does the plan look like, and what does it […]

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Houston’s New Special Advisor: We Can End Human Trafficking

Posted on · It’s no secret that Houston is a hub for human trafficking – so much so that, about a year ago, the City of Houston established the Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force to combat this issue. Then, last month, Mayor Annise Parker went one step further by appointing the city’s first human trafficking advisor, Minal Patel […]

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Texas Legislative Session Provides ‘Breakthroughs’ in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Posted on · Human trafficking was one of the many topics that came up in the 84th Texas Legislature. Bills on the issue focused on how to reduce it and police it. We talk with Mandi Kimball, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs with Children at Risk about efforts to address human trafficking through legislation in Texas. She says […]

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Human Trafficking, Spotting Domestic Violence and Houston’s Punk Rock Scene: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Posted on · Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims. On this edition of Houston Matters: Texas is a hub for human trafficking, and Houston in particular is a […]