A hackathon at George Mason University brought together techies and tech companies, federal agencies, experts and others to try to find solutions to human trafficking.
“This year in St. Paul, Minnesota, you have a huge presence and there’s a lot of awareness,” said Scott Santoro with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
While the technology that has eased communication has its upsides, it also has a seedy, dark side that is complicating efforts to fight human trafficking, according to the FBI.
Children who have been abused, abandoned or left vulnerable by their family situation are at the highest risk to become victims of human trafficking, experts say. D.C. is determined to identify them before they’re lost, and are explaining the warning signs to kids and those who work with them.
Among the signs are large groups who are seemingly organized by one person, who are often silent and who don’t handle their own money.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan outlined his legislative agenda surrounding victims’ rights, particularly victims of rape, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Police charged a 39-year-old man with human trafficking after a teen runaway was taken to a Frederick, Maryland hotel for prostitution.
Police in five African countries arrested 40 suspected human traffickers and rescued hundreds of victims — including 236 minors — in an exceptionally large-scale Interpol-led operation.
Wednesday marked the return of one of the country’s oldest holiday traditions – the Salvation Army Red kettles and their volunteer bellringers. In the D.C. area, the Salvation Army hopes to raise $1.4 million this season. Find out how to help.
The horror of human trafficking reared its head in Springfield, Virginia, over the weekend, but police were able to save three victims and arrested the alleged trafficker.
A local defense attorney is going from the defense table to the big screen, making her debut in a film about the aftermath of sexual abuse.
Representatives from 19 countries — including India, Tanzania and the Czech Republic — heard from county leaders on the shared problems of dealing with human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, and it’s one of the fastest-growing illicit industries in the world. Here’s a look at five of the countries that are classified among the worst human trafficking offenders.
Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas.
A plan to prosecute parents who pay smugglers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border is aimed at quelling human trafficking.