mobile group aims to raise awareness of human trafficking | Mobile County Alabama News
A group from Mobile takes a stand against human trafficking and its impact on our community.
“Eye Heart World” shared personal testimonies from victims on Tuesday evening.
The group came together to raise awareness to prevent people from becoming victims of these crimes. January serves as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Crystal Yarbrough is the program director of the group that organized the event.
She says it’s more of a serious problem in Mobile than people realize.
“We have a big problem here and it happens every day,” Yarbrough said. “In March, we will be open for four years and we have had over 300 direct care referrals.”
Yarbrough says it’s a typical ploy for human traffickers to prepare their victims, which ultimately leads to full control.
The access points to the highways facilitate travel across the country.
“We have the I-65 corridor and the I-10 corridor that they cross here,” Yarbrough said. “And I-10 goes to California and I-65 goes to Gary, Indiana.”
You can use the number below if you suspect cases of human trafficking in your community.
Human trafficking can happen anywhere. Make a call that makes a difference in the lives of victims and in your community.
– ICE (@ICEgov) January 11, 2022
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