A Look inside the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Part 1

Intro to the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Read Part 2 or Part 3  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 report is released, we at …

What is the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly?

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) will hold its 28th Annual Session in Luxembourg on 4-8 July 2019.  OSCE’s mission is to facilitate inter-parliamentary dialogue to advance its goals of comprehensive security.  In 1990, the Paris Summit created OSCE.  Recognized in the United Nations’s Charter, OSCE primarily focuses on early warning, conflict prevention, crisis …

Just Ask Executive Director to speak at the OSCE Annual Session in Luxembourg

Bill Woolf, Executive Director, The Just Ask Trafficking Prevention Foundation, will speak at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session in Luxembourg on July 6. He will participate in a panel discussion entitled Prevention 101: Educating Schoolchildren on Trafficking Traps. Mr. Woolf will join Kenneth D. Morris, co-Founder, and President of the Frederick Douglass …

The National Human Trafficking Intelligence Center (NHTIC)

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The National Human Trafficking Intelligence Center (NHTIC) was established in March of 2019 to continue to educate communities about the prevalence of human trafficking. This newly established center, created by Just Ask’s Executive Director, Bill Woolf, is the latest example of our ability to facilitate a multi-layered systematic solution for collaborative efforts with our partners against the further spread of …

BWell Today For Tomorrow Joins Forces with the Just Ask Prevention Project

BWell Today For Tomorrow, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, pledged to join forces with the Just Ask Prevention Project to help safeguard communities through partnership. BWell Today also presented the Just Ask Prevention Project with a grant to further the reach and effectiveness of its programs. This grant will be used in the implementation of prevention programs in realizing the vision …

Legislative Strides in Texas

Legislative Strides in Texas On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed multiple bills into law that will put in place crucial protections for human trafficking and sexual assault survivors in Texas. We at Just Ask Prevention applaud the important steps that Texas is taking by working to center survivors and prosecute the crimes of human trafficking and …

A Look at Human Trafficking in US Courts

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On April 10, 2019, the Human Trafficking Institute published its second annual report on the status of human trafficking cases in US courts.  The 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report is a tool the human trafficking community can use to see how the federal system is addressing this growing problem.  This report paints a picture of the slow, but steady increases …

Cocktails and Conversation

“The Just Ask Prevention Project has been working actively since 2013 to safeguard your communities against the second largest criminal enterprise in the world – human trafficking. Please join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation. Mr. Woolf will present an update on the state of human trafficking here in Virginia, what Just Ask has been doing to stop …

The Deadly Cycle of Porn

On May 7th, Arizona became yet another state to recognize the dangers of pornography, passing a resolution that defines it as a public health crisis. Although the resolution did pass, there are many dissenting voices decrying the resolution’s purpose. Some indicate there is no strength to it, while others believe that issues such as opioid addiction and suicide are more …

You can fight human trafficking too! Volunteer for Just Ask Prevention

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There are so many things we could discuss in our inaugural blog entry.  Everyone at Just Ask has so many positive things to say about our organization.  We are all passionate about achieving our goal of eradicating human trafficking and we work hard to accomplish it.  We want to put a stop to human trafficking through education, awareness, and outreach. …