Here is your weekly roundup of human trafficking stories in the news. We hope to highlight the good work that U.S. law enforcement and citizens are doing to fight human trafficking across the country. O.U.R. was not involved unless specified.
The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking along with other anti-trafficking task forces announced a new initiative to help victims of human trafficking. They will be placing posters with information and resources in 48 bathrooms and 17 rest stops along major highways in NJ.
A woman was arrested for running a sex trafficking ring from her spa in Massachusetts. Investigators found suspicious ads on Craigslist for this spa that pointed to signs of human trafficking.
Law enforcement in Missouri warn parents that predators are more frequently using social media apps to target children. Many cases have shown that predators will identify vulnerable children and teens and begin grooming them over social media.
The Senate Education Committee passed a bill on Tuesday that will make sure that children in Florida public schools will be educated on the signs of trafficking and how to report inappropriate situations.