NATSO Members Invited to Help Fight Human Trafficking in Alabama
The NATSO Foundation will join the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the Alabama Motor Truck Association and Truckers Against Trafficking October 22 in sponsoring a virtual coalition meeting aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.
The meeting is scheduled to be held Oct. 22 from 10-11:30 a.m. Central Time, and NATSO members are invited to attend this meeting. Registration is free and closed to members of the press.
The agenda includes a human trafficking 101 presentation by the Alabama Attorney General’s office, a law enforcement panel discussion as well as breakout sessions on how to create local partnerships to combat human trafficking.
To register for this event, click here.
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.
Law enforcement panels delve into local trends, share case studies, discuss victim-centered approaches to assisting potential victims and offer recommendations for industry partners.
The NATSO Foundation’s Role in Combatting Human Trafficking
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 represents 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.
Members of the truckstop and travel plaza industry 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org to establish an account.
Truckstops seeking additional information regarding the October coalition meeting in Alabama or who would like to learn about future coalition meeting locations should contact Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman at 703-739-8578 or email@example.com.
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