Anti-Human Trafficking Strategies Awarded by DOT

The top three winning proposals are from Colorado, Texas, and Washington state.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently announced the 2022 winners of the Department of Transportation’s Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award. The Colorado Human Trafficking Council won third place for their proposal to raise human trafficking awareness through gas stations along I-70 and I-25. Trinity Metro received second place for their proposal to train Dallas-Forth Worth area transit workers in standard counter-trafficking tactics. And the Port of Seattle won first place for its proposal to create a counter-trafficking toolkit to be used by airports nationwide.

“Every year, human traffickers seek to use America’s transportation systems to facilitate unspeakable crimes,” said Secretary Buttigieg. “National Human Trafficking Prevention Month is an opportunity for us to redouble our anti-trafficking efforts by making sure travelers know how to recognize and report the warning signs and by embracing innovative approaches and strategies like the ones we’re recognizing today.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he oversees the support of human trafficking prevention.
  • For U.S. transportation officials as they create and implement strategies to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking.
  • For the healing and restoration of those who have survived trafficking.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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