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Human Trafficking Awareness

RESOURCES

National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
1-888-3737-888 or text BeFree (233733)
This is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, any day, any hour. It is not a government entity, law enforcement or immigration authority.

Local-area law enforcement and government agencies:
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 3-1-1 or 702-828-3111
Crimes Against Youth & Families: 702-828-3421
Vice: 702-828-VICE (702-828-8423)

Henderson Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
702-267-5000

North Las Vegas Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
702-633-9111

CRIME STOPPERS TIP LINE
702-385-5555

Child Protective Services (CPS) of Clark County
24-Hour Hotline: 702-399-0081

Local-area non-governmental organizations offering support for victims of human trafficking:
Nevada Child Seekers (Missing Children)
Southern Nevada: 702-458-7009
Washoe County: 775-856-6200

Purple W.I.N.G.S.
702-635-2665

Rape Crisis Center of Las Vegas
24-Hour Hotline: 702-366-1640
National 24-Hour Hotline: 1-888-366-1640

S.A.F.E. House
24-Hour Hotline: 702-564-3227

Salvation Army
702-649-8240 x 230  

WestCare Nevada
702-385-3330 (Las Vegas)
775-348-8811 (Reno)

National resources:
U.S. Department of Justice Hotline
1-888-428-7581 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victim Assistance Program
1-866-872-4973 

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-8383)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

RAINN: Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

F.R.E.E. International (Find. Rescue. Embrace. Empower)
646-315-5832 or 646-233-3130

Shared Hope International (located in Vancouver, WA but connects with local-area services)
1-866-HER-LIFE (1-866-437-5433) 

Children of the Night
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-551-1300

Surviving Sin City
 

January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Vegas PBS broadcasted two special programs that shine a much-needed light on the crisis from a local perspective:

Surviving Sin City
 
 “Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human sex trafficking in Las Vegas. Giving an overview of the current situation in “Sin City,” as told by local advocates, leaders and survivors, marks only the beginning of a long upward battle to combat this atrocity in our city.

Immediately following the program, Vegas PBS aired a human trafficking panel it recently hosted in studio. Moderated by Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto , the panel is comprised of local experts including Gwendolyn "Lou" Pascoe, Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force; Lieutenant Karen Hughes, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Vice Section; Toshia Shaw, Purple W.I.N.G.S.; Stacey Cramer, Salvation Army; Aisha Gevenberg-Lewis, LCSW, iEvolve Center; Shannon LaNeve, Clark County School District; and Alexis Kennedy, PhD, UNLV Department of Criminal Justice. Check for TV airing.

Trafficked No More
 In addition, Vegas PBS joined other major TV networks in the statewide media block airing of “Trafficked No More,” a locally produced documentary that shares the true story of a sex trafficking victim and illuminates the issue with commentary from survivors and statewide experts in law enforcement, public health, legislation and victim services. Check for TV airing.

The airing of “Surviving Sin City” and “Trafficked No More” was sponsored by the Vegas PBS Women’s Engagement Council.

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