Human Trafficking ICU
Human trafficking is a plague for any city infected by it. If we are going to generate the mass support necessary to eradicate it, we will need to help the general public realize the true gravity of modern day slavery existing in their world, and address the myths that could hinder their full investment into the solution. We will also need to build strategic partnerships across federal, state and local agencies, including school systems. In addition to bold intervention strategies, we will need to start moving up-stream and implement some preventative measures to ensure that our children are not easy prey for traffickers. This is a monumental task, but with the right team it can be done, and communities will be strengthened and enriched in the process.
The average age of a human trafficking victim is approximately 13 to 14 years old. If we concentrate our efforts on strengthening the support systems of the primary targets of the traffickers, then we will inevitably weaken both the supply and demand sides of their industry. The purpose of the Human Trafficking ICU campaign is to empower local schools and communities to protect disadvantaged young lives.