The NATSO Foundation will join the Alabama Attorney General, the Alabama Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking Feb. 12 in sponsoring a coalition meeting in Montgomery, Ala., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.
Truckstops and travel plazas have a critical role to play in reporting suspected incidents of human trafficking along the nation’s Interstate Highway System and are invited to attend this private meeting.
State coalition meetings provide an opportunity to educate members of the business community, transportation and law enforcement about human trafficking as well as serve as an open forum to discuss human trafficking trends in regional areas.
The event is scheduled to be held at the Office of the Alabama Attorney General from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is closed to press.
The NATSO Foundation is committed to engaging truckstops and travel centers in the fight against human trafficking. Attending regional meetings focused on human trafficking education represent an important component of a multi-faceted anti-human trafficking program.
To learn more about how to implement a comprehensive program to fight human trafficking and to access additional resources and tools offered by the NATSO Foundation download the NATSO Foundation’s Combating Human Trafficking Toolkit.
NATSO members are encouraged to train their employees in how to recognize and respond to suspected incidents of human trafficking using the NATSO Foundation’s online course, "The Role of Truckstops in Combating Human Trafficking." The course is free to anyone in the truckstop and travel plaza community. Non-NATSO members should call Kimberly Roberts at 703-739-8573 firstname.lastname@example.org to establish an account.
Truckstops seeking additional information regarding the Feb. 12 coalition meeting or who would like to learn about future coalition meeting locations should contact Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman at 703-739-8578 or email@example.com.
Click here for more information on all of the NATSO Foundation's initiatives to combat human trafficking.
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