Ads Highlight Victims of Human Trafficking

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a public service campaign to draw attention to human trafficking victims.

The campaign involves video ads as well as large billboards in select cities that say, ‘Look beneath the surface, a victim of trafficking may look like many of the people you see every day.’

Martha Newton, a director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement for HHS, said, ‘if something doesn’t seem right about the situation, perhaps it’s a young worker who isn’t allowed to leave.’

The ads point victims and those who know of victims to a toll-free number for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center: (888) 373-7888.

Lisa Thompson, who heads the Salvation Army’s efforts to combat trafficking in persons, told Family News in Focus that ‘everybody can play a part in fighting trafficking.’

‘This is really, for the first time, giving the general public that chance to play that role so that they can be sensitized a little bit about what trafficking is.'”

That story can be found here.