National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month01/22/2015
Mollie Halpern: The FBI observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month through its continuous work toward mitigating what is modern-day slavery.
David Rogers: We are addressing it every single day. It’s not something that we do just because there’s a special month; it’s something we have people that are dedicated to doing every day of their lives.
Halpern: Human trafficking is the enslavement of another human being for the purpose of profit through sex and labor trafficking—including domestic servitude. The problem is so prolific that the number of FBI cases continues to increase as the public becomes more aware of the crime. Supervisory Special Agent David Rogers says targeting the traffickers and rescuing the victims is a collaborate effort between law enforcement, victim specialists, and the public.
Rogers: If people see something that they think isn’t right, if they see people not being able to speak for themselves, that there is somebody always around controlling everything that they do, they can call the FBI, they can call the state and local police.
Halpern: You can also call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at (888) 373-7888. I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau with FBI, This Week.