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The following are topics most useful for the public to know. The Task Force respectfully requests the media consider the best practices suggested by the US Department of State and consider the following when preparing coverage for the Northern Virginia Region.
TOP PRIORITY (Please run this as a sidebar or marquis in coverage!)
National Human Trafficking Hotlineis the priority for public notice. It should be emphasized this is managed by Polaris. It is not connected to law enforcement. The hotline is confidential and open to victims as well as anyone concerned about a victim or possible victim. Translated PSAs and widgets for the article or your website are available here.
All demographic groups affected
Types of human trafficking
Signs of human trafficking
How to report suspected human trafficking
Not to engage or confront traffickers
Online dangers of grooming children and teens
Online and other child/teen safety programs
How and why to host a speaker
How to volunteer
Human Trafficking in Regional Press
Special shout-out to local press who help deliver important information about human trafficking - including how to stay safe and keep children and youth safe in our neighborhoods.
Most recent examples of human trafficking covered in local press.