Human trafficking is the world's second largest criminal enterprise, with over 40 million slaves worldwide. Human trafficking has more than tripled in the last decade due to high monetary reward with low risk of punishment for exploiters.
This crisis is linked to global war, political unrest, corruption, the sex trade, and natural disasters. Victims are bought and sold by cartels, criminals, and criminal enterprises where they are sexually exploited, forced into work camps, or subjected to organ harvesting.
This is not just happening in a far-off place. It's happening right here on US soil. That's where our work begins.