The United States suffers from human trafficking in all 50 states. Many people remain not fully aware of the pervasive nature of trafficking. Some folks believe it just happens in remote, distant, poor communities. Though this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Human trafficking hides in plain sight. Furthermore, the internet is being increasingly weaponized by traffickers as they work to find new victims, many of whom are children.
This makes it all the more imperative for people throughout society to be united in the fight against human trafficking.
Towards the end of last month, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin released a report about work his state is doing to help survivors and hold perpetrators of human trafficking accountable.
A closer look at Virginia’s work to fight human trafficking
In Virginia, the Commission on Human Trafficking Prevention and Survivor Support has some clear insight into the necessary steps to take going forward.
These steps include finding ways to drive down cases of human trafficking, while also ascertaining solutions to systemically combat human trafficking.