Reston gang members charged with human trafficking

Right here. In Northern Virginia. Read this article to learn how gangs are engaging human trafficking. Just Ask’s own Detective Bill Woolf says “many organized gangs treat human trafficking like a legitimate business and run it with financial acumen, using established accounting principles that they apply to their newly adopted trade. “Many have done cost-benefit analyses and have found that …

Watch this short video about a Oklahoma teen who was forced into prostitution. Please share your thoughts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFOnofrggY0

Congresswoman Comstock: Human Trafficking Is a Problem in Northern Virginia

Congresswoman Comstock speaks out about the human trafficking scourge that exists right HERE in our back yards. Read this article, share it, and let us know what you think. ‪#‎endsextrafficking‬ ‪#‎justaskva‬ https://patch.com/virginia/mclean/congresswoman-comstock-human-trafficking-problem-northern-virginia-0

Woman who escaped human trafficking now helping others

Please, please take a moment to watch this video about one amazing trafficking survivor who both values her freedom and feels she a responsibility to tell her story and raise awareness. In this compelling video, Jessa Dillow-Crisp quotes Eleanor Roosevelt to explain why she is speaking up to help other victims–“With freedom comes great responsibility”. Let us know what you …

Hero trucker saves allegedly tortured ‘sex captive’

Read this story about Kevin Kimmel, a hero truck driver in New Kent, VA. When Mr. Kimmel saw signs of what he suspected could be human trafficking, he took action and reported his suspicions to law enforcement. As a result, two traffickers were apprehended and a young woman was rescued. Please share your thoughts. http://pix11.com/2015/02/14/hero-trucker-saves-allegedly-tortured-sex-captive/

Iowa Sex Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

We stand and applaud this woman, a survivor with the determination to take back her life. “I will not be anyone’s victim anymore,” she said. “I refuse. I’m done.” Watch this video to hear her story and then share your thoughts. https://www.kwwl.com/story/28107644/2015/02/13/iowa-sex-trafficking-victim-shares-her-story

New search engine exposes the “dark web”

Watch this video about a fascinating new tool law enforcement will have at their disposal to unearth sex traffickers and sex trafficking rings! DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is behind this promising new powerful search tool. What do you think? ‪#‎humantrafficking‬ ‪#‎awareness‬ ‪#‎justaskva‬ https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/new-search-engine-exposes-the-dark-web/

Google Public Policy Update

BIG kudos to Google! Google has made it easier for human trafficking victims to contact organizations to get help! ‪#‎humantrafficking‬ ‪#‎endsextrafficking‬ ‪#‎awareness‬ “According to the U.S. Trafficking In Persons Report, there may be more than 20 million trafficking victims at any time in the world, but only about 40,000 victims are identified each year. To connect victims of human trafficking …