Why this matter
In a survey of 98 female survivors of domestic sex trafficking, about 88% reported having contact with a clinician while they were being trafficked.
Sex trafficking is taking place in plain sight. Right here in America. Right now. But it often goes undetected because everyday people don’t know what to look for. Educating the public on the red flags of trafficking and how to report it means more victims will receive help and more traffickers and buyers will be held accountable.
What we do
We educate professionals and community members in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas on sexual exploitation and trafficking. Our goal is to equip individuals to identify, report, and respond appropriately to sex trafficking.
As awareness grows, we have seen an increase in the number of trafficking cases reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. In 2015, 5,714 cases in the United States were reported. Within four years, that number doubled to 11,500 cases in 2019.
Street Ransom has trained over 3,300 parents, professionals, service providers, and community members.