State officials work to raise awareness about dangers of human trafficking
MADISON, Wis. — State officials are trying to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking.
The state’s anti human-trafficking task force developed a guide to help people see warning signs of when a young person is being sexually trafficked or exploited.
Attorney General Brad Schimel wants people to realize that human trafficking happens in Wisconsin.
“Human trafficking is happening here in Wisconsin, in urban and suburban areas, small and large cities, and towns and villages,” Schimel said.
That sentiment is matched by Lisa McCormick, who lost her son to human trafficking.
“I never thought this would happen to my child, I never thought that Jeffrey would do drugs, we’re a good Christian family from a small rural town, this stuff doesn’t happen to us,” McCormick said.
Lisa, Wisconsin resident whose family has been impacted by human trafficking, shares her story during #HumanTrafficking Awareness Month press conference. Learn how to recognize and report at https://t.co/Xtb7Gwq2P1 #HumanTrafficking pic.twitter.com/jcHV6Ng9xA
— Wisconsin DCF (@WisDCF) January 9, 2018
— WI AG Brad Schimel (@WisDOJ) January 9, 2018
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