January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Did you know, traffickers rely on the transportation industry in every phase of human trafficking: for recruitment, moving and controlling victims, and for delivering victims to buyers. Unfortunately, human trafficking prevails in Nevada. The National Human Trafficking Hotline reported 201 cases involving 296 victims in 2021.
This year marks three years since the RTC launched the “Combatting Human Trafficking” campaign in partnership with FirstMed. Thanks to the funding received for this campaign, our front-line employees, transit operators and security officers received training to help identify human trafficking victims. In an effort to continue raising awareness on this modern-day slavery, we have compiled a list of resources available on transit if you or someone you know is in need of help.
Southern Nevada Resources:
Salvation Army – Seeds of Hope – Route 119 (Koval/Simmons)
(702) 649-8240 x230
2900 Palomino Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Shade Tree – Route 207 (Stewart / Alta)
(702) 385 – 0072
1 W Owens Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
The Embracing Project – Route 206 (Charleston)
1 (888) 373 – 7888
800 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Signs of Hope – Route 206 (Charleston)
801 S Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89106