In the News Category

May 29th, 2019

Tattoo shops help survivors reface “branding” tattoos from traffickers

It is not uncommon for traffickers to “brand” their victims with an identifying tattoo to show ownership. These tattoos often…

May 17th, 2019

UPS receives “Gamechangers” award for fighting human trafficking

Nikki Clifton from UPS Public Affairs was surprised when she received a call from the Georgia Attorney General in 2013. The AG…

May 10th, 2019

O.U.R.’s Expansion into Ukraine

Progress in aftercare is already underway Our Operations and Aftercare Teams recently visited Ukraine to form ties with local government…

April 22nd, 2019

German national receives longest prison sentence for human trafficking in the Dominican Republic

In October 2017, German national Heinrich Christlieb was arrested during Operation Red Sash in the Dominican Republic. He was found…

February 25th, 2019

USU’s SEED program wins top national award for helping survivors learn entrepreneurship skills

Last year, Operation Underground Railroad partnered with the Jon M. Huntsman School of Utah State University to bring the SEED…

November 21st, 2018

Historic Jailhouse to Become a Human Trafficking Info Center with O.U.R.

Original News and Image Source: A historic jailhouse in St. George, Utah, will soon be turned into an information…

October 26th, 2018

New PA Law Increases Protection for Child Victims of Human Trafficking

Pennsylvania is making waves to protect victims of human trafficking. State Senator Stewart Greenleaf introduced a bill to protect child…

October 18th, 2018

The Freedom Truck: A Cause on Wheels Spreading Awareness about Human Trafficking

The Freedom Truck is a “cause on wheels” in Minnesota known for their delicious falafel and for spreading awareness about…

October 3rd, 2018

13-Year-Old Girl Approached at Movie Theater Brings Discussion Around Trafficking Tactics

A 13-year-old girl was waiting for her parents to pick her up outside of a movie theater in San Antonio,…

September 12th, 2018


Excerpts from Mesa PD Press Release Mesa Police Detectives partnered with Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler Police Departments as well as the…