On Thursday, March 21 Dottie Laster will be speaking to an audience of law enforcement, health care providers, CPS personnel, mental health service providers, social workers, and others at the Coastal Bend Coalition Against Modern Slavery Symposium being held at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. The event will be from 8-4:30 in the college library, room 514.
Each year, approximately 800,000 people are trafficked globally, and between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. Most domestic minor sex trafficking victims are runaways who’ve fled an abusive home in hopes of finding a more secure, stable environment. Traffickers prey on vulnerable women and girls, and use coercive techniques to lure women and children into the commercial sex industry. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 runaways will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home, and the average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is 12-14 years old. Although sex trafficking is the largest form of domestic human trafficking, domestic labor trafficking affects thousands of Americans as well. Victims of labor trafficking are frequently found in restaurants, traveling carnivals, peddling/begging rings, traveling sales crews, and in the agricultural industry…..Modern Injustices
Dottie Laster will speak about the grooming practices of traffickers, both on the victim level as well as the community level. While traffickers often prey upon vulnerable youth, there is an increase of young teens being lured by traffickers who are good students and come from stable family situations. The role of some traffickers is to gain the trust of not only the victim, but of other members of the family as well as those in the community, making it easier to prey upon a specific victim.
- Date: Thursday, March 21
- Time: 8am-4:30pm
- Location: DelMar College Library, Room 514
- Corpus Christi, Texas
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