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EMTs On The Front Lines in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Leischen Stelter

As an emergency medical responder, chances are you have treated victims of human trafficking and child sex-trafficking. At the time, you may not have recognized it, or, if you did suspect something, you may not have known what to do. Here are some things first responders should look for as indicators of a trafficked person and how they should communicate with law enforcement.

A Year in Review: The Most Important Topics in Corrections

The field of corrections faces many impending changes as national leaders assess the country’s criminal justice system. To address such changes and their impact on correctional officers and administrators, In Public Safety has created an online magazine. This online publication addresses everything from dealing with mentally ill inmates to identifying human trafficking networks behind prison walls. 

Sexual Abuse Survival and Recovery

As part of our month-long focus on building awareness about sexual assault, AMU professor Michael Pittaro introduces us to Sarah Lovell, who survived and recovered from years of sexual abuse and drug and alcohol addiction. Sarah shares her story so others can understand the damage caused by sexual assault and why this crime needs to be prevented and offenders prosecuted. Read more about Sarah's story and what she's doing to help others.

When Modern-Day Slavery Hits Home

At a dark time in U.S. history, the trans-Atlantic slave trade was at its peak, with more than 12 million people shipped to various nations only to endure punishing labor on farms and in factories, building railroads, and more. “Slavery was abolished 150 years ago and yet there are more people in slavery today than in any other time in our history,” said American Public University System (APUS) professor Michael Pittaro. Today, there are an estimated 21 million victims worldwide and only a small percentage of these victims are reported to authorities.

Human trafficking is a local issue. Read more about why community stakeholders and citizens gathered in West Virginia to learn how to recognize and fight human trafficking at the local level.

Airline Trafficking: Signs for Spotting Human Trafficking in Transportation

The holidays are the busiest time of year for airports. Not all travelers are headed to see loved ones—some are actually the unwilling victims of human trafficking.

In this podcast, Dr. Stacey Little, program director for transportation and logistics at American Military University interviews Nancy Rivard, founder of Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) about how the average airline passenger can help identify signs of human trafficking.