Date: May 7, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting

You are invited to the first Zoom meeting of the Stop Human Trafficking Coalition of Central Missouri. In this time of a global pandemic, we want to highlight that there IS…

Some Good News In Missouri!
May Community Meeting
Thursday, May 7, 6-7:30 pm CT

RSVP to help@stophumantraffickingmo.com to receive a ZOOM invitation. We are excited that those who are outside the mid-MIssouri area and would not normally travel to a monthly meeting in a Columbia will now be able to participate via ZOOM from any location.

CAPTAIN NORMAN MURPHY with the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) will be share about recent efforts to the strengthen the fight against human trafficking through the Interdiction for the Protection of Children program.

ALISON PHILLIPS will be introduced as the new Director of the Attorney General’s Office Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. Nanette Ward with the Coalition has served on the Task Force since it’s inception in 2017.

ATTENDEES we want to hear your good news. The Coalition has been challenged but overall successful in finding creative ways to provide basic support to survivors. What are you doing to continue the fight against human trafficking while following stay-at-home orders and keeping you and your loved ones safe and healthy?

No one can do everything but everyone can do something!

*SPECIAL NOTE: APRIL is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. “Sexual violence turns victims’ lives upside down, exacting a heavy toll on their emotional, mental and physical health.” ~ Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs. Over the last several years the Coalition has been privileged to be of service to those who experienced sexual violence as a sex trafficking victim. We honor them for their strength and courage as survivors. Many of them have helped to raise awareness by sharing their personal story. All of us can make a difference by being educated about sex trafficking. If you see something say something. Be sure to put the National Human Trafficking Hotline number 888-373-788 and the Coalition Helpline 866-590-5959 in your phone contacts.

In 2018, the Department of Homeland Security opened 849 investigations related to human trafficking