A Look at the National Human Trafficking Hotline’s 2018 Statistics 

By  Aashna Sawhney – Staff Writer On July 30, 2019, The National Human Trafficking Hotline published the summary of its 2018 statistics detailing the number of cases, the prevalence of different types of trafficking, and crucial demographics regarding trafficking. The data demonstrated many changes from the previous year while confirming some of our previous notions about the horrific crime. The …

Males- The Silent Victims of Human Trafficking

by Aubrey McMahan  Human Trafficking: It’s Not Just For Women and Children It’s not too difficult to conjure up images of women and young children being manipulated and subjected to human trafficking at home and abroad. Human trafficking is, however, not a women’s issue. Nor is it a children’s issue. Males also face the reality of being trafficked, yet they …

Call for Applicants: 2019-2020 Just Ask Prevention Youth Council

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PRESS RELEASE August 13, 2019 To read the full press release: Call for Applicants: 2019-2020 Just Ask Youth Council “I was trafficked for three years starting when I was 14 years old. He trafficked me for three years, the whole time I was going to school and living at home. But no one ever helped me; no one ever asked …

Why Is A Bank Involved in Detecting Human Trafficking?

This blog post has been written in collaboration with The Fauquier Bank. It doesn’t always seem like a bank should be involved in detecting and reporting on non-financial crimes against their customers.  Crimes against the customer’s debit cards, sure!  An attempt to forge a check against their account?  Absolutely.  But would a bank be looking out for burglary?  Well, in …

Launch of Just Ask Champion Program

Download complete Press Release: Launch-of-Just-Ask-Champion-Program McLean, Virginia (July 29, 2019) – The Just Ask Trafficking Prevention Foundation will launch a new community partnership initiative known as the Just Ask Champion program on July 30, 2019. “We developed our monthly donor campaign called Just Ask Champion as a way for people to be able to engage in a more meaningful and consistent way …

World Day against Trafficking in Persons – July 30

Download our latest press release: World-Day-Against-Trafficking-in-Persons Mclean, Virginia (July 25, 2019) – The United Nations designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness of the devastating issue and to promote the protection of people’s basic human rights. Trafficking is modern-day slavery, and this heinous crime is growing not only globally, but right here in Virginia …

Hotels are Taking Action Against Human Trafficking

by Elizabeth Lee, Volunteer Coordinator For many of us, summer is all about traveling.  Rest, relaxation, new adventures are all just a few of the things we enjoy when we journey beyond our own four walls.  If we’re not day-tripping, we must find accommodations. We all have the opportunity to be vigilant and watch for human trafficking situations when we …

OpEd – Human Trafficking Supply and Demand

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Mclean, Virginia (July 11, 2019) – The recent news about Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s is alarming to many. It wasn’t for us. That’s the bad news. The Just Ask Trafficking Prevention Foundation, a global leader in combating human trafficking, is all too familiar with cases like Epstein’s. The …

Warrenton Rotary Club Donates to Just Ask Trafficking Prevention Foundation

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Mclean, Virginia (July 10, 2019) – The Rotary Club of Warrenton made a financial donation to the Just Ask Trafficking Prevention Foundation to help fund ongoing efforts to prevent human trafficking in the local community. “Rotary International has six areas of focus, one of which is to save mothers and children,” said Tanya Wilcox, president, Rotary Club of Warrenton.  “Human trafficking puts many …

A Look inside the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Part 3

by Steffanie Preston An Overview of the United States: Tier 1 Read Part 1 or Part 2 The U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons releases a report known as the Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) annually. The purpose of this document is to address, educate, and potentially solve human trafficking issues.  Each year when the …