Human Traffic Watch

Human Trafficking: Survivors offer tips to the Dept of Transportation

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on February 17, 2013 at 8:59 am

DOT recognized the need for survivor input on this process, and for that, I commend them. Without survivor input, any educational data or training program regarding human trafficking is missing a very important perspective. As stated by U.N. Ambassador Mira Sorvino in a recent speech at the National Conference of State Legislatures, “no victim’s advocate or policy maker is as good as a survivor.”

My traffickers (a man and a woman) used taxis to transport me back and forth between their motel room, the local malls, and the streets of Atlantic City. I was clearly young and very quiet. There was an obvious age difference between us- I was 14, and they appeared to be in their 20s or 30s – and we did not appear to be a family.

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