The Coalition on Human Trafficking was created following a directive from the National Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and originally consisted of the Notre Dame Sisters, the Sisters of Mercy and the Servants of Mary.
Other members now include:
• Representatives from social services agencies
• Law enforcement
• The Catholic Archdiocese
• Healthcare organizations
• Women’s Fund of Omaha
• American Mothers, Inc.
• The Nebraska State Coordinator for Human Trafficking
• Other concerned individuals
The Coalition on Human Trafficking focuses on four areas in the fight against human trafficking:
Education – Our free education programs offer a comprehensive survey on the basics of human trafficking – what it is, where it happens in our area, what the signs of trafficking and victimization are, and how to get help. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislation – Our efforts with the Nebraska legislature focus on increasing penalties for pimps and clients/buyers and on increasing funding for victim services.
Lodging Industry – Because nearly 80% of sex trafficking occurs at hotels and motels, we offer free training to managers and employees to help them spot and stop trafficking at their locations. Our goal is to train all hotel workers within a fifty mile radius of the metropolitan area. For more information email email@example.com.
Victim Services – We are currently researching how to establish the best after-care services for victims over 18, as well as how to implement comprehensive wraparound care for minors.
For more information about the Coalition on Human Trafficking, or to learn how you can help the cause and fight injustice, call 888.373.7888 or fill out the form.