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One way victims of human trafficking can find a way out of “the life” is through interventions by ethical law enforcement. In this episode of Driving Freedom, we hear from retired Sgt. Dan Nash, who shares his wealth of knowledge and compassion
On this episode we dive into a topic not yet covered on Driving Freedom: labor trafficking. Transportation was number 10 in the list of Top 10 Industries associated with labor trafficking victims in the US on temporary visas that were reported
What happens after that call is made? Can someone survive and thrive after such a traumatic past? Yes! Hear from two survivor leaders about their journeys of healing through art and how this creative activity has helped others. Courtney Baldwin
Dr. Nissi Hamilton, CEO of A Survivor's Voice of Victory, shares with us about racism and the systems it has created which lead to vulnerabilities with African Americans, Latinx, Indigenous and Asian women and girls that make them targets of tr
In June, which is Pride Month, we want to acknowledge and work against the difficulties and discrimination faced by those in the queer community, which can make someone more vulnerable to trafficking. It’s ok to disagree with people, but no mat
Traffickers exploit any vulnerability they can find in their victims, whether that is trauma from past violence, isolation from support networks, language barriers, lack of familiarity with their surroundings, or simply their hopes and dreams f
Anti-sex trafficking programs and organizations across the US report that survivors on their caseload are overrepresented by youth or young adults from the foster care system. Some programs even report as high as 85% of the survivors getting se
Unlike adults without consistent housing, youth are often pushed into homelessness directly, because of an already traumatic situation -- whether that is violence in the home or rejection by their family. Fresh off one traumatic situation, they
Trafficking doesn’t happen instantaneously. Traffickers manipulate and trick their victims into thinking they want to be there or it’s their fault. This makes it much easier than trying to keep someone locked up against their will. This also me
What if you are not an over-the-road driver or spend every night at home? Could you still be in a place to recognize and report human trafficking? Yes, local and regional drivers are still very much in locations to potentially intersect with vi
Wondering about the prevalence of trafficking in Canada? Join us as we examine the issue of trafficking in Canada with a powerful survivor interview which highlights the reality of the situation, including a personal account of her experiences
Pornography is inextricably linked to sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In 2020, TraffickingHub, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and a New York Times article spotlighted the stories of individuals who were sex traffick
You may have heard of a boomtown -- a town experiencing rapid growth due to prosperity -- in this case, prosperity due to oil. Have you heard how this sudden prosperity has also led to some unintended consequences related to human trafficking?
“You are my hero.” That’s the sentiment we often hear when it comes to our Harriet Tubman Award winners, and it is who we know professional drivers to be. The Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) Harriet Tubman Award, presented by Protective Insu
How do I know when to suspect human trafficking? In this episode, Trooper Zach Heard of the Illinois State Patrol shares his experiences roadside, so that we can be better informed on what behaviors could indicate trafficking. As a Commercial V
We launch into one of our biggest conversations yet on this episode -- racism and human trafficking. Tanya Gould shares about her experiences as a black woman and what that has meant, not only for her own experience as a survivor of domestic se
Who better to have on our Truckers Against Trafficking podcast about professional truck drivers combating human trafficking than two professional truckers against trafficking themselves! Antoine Sadler, a Walmart Road Team Captain, and Barry Ho
Why call the NHTH at 1-888-3737-888 to report a tip when so many competing hotlines and reporting agency numbers abound? In this episode, Director of the National Human Trafficking, Megan Cutter, joins TAT to discuss the critical work hotline a
What is familial trafficking, and what can we do about it? According to The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative, almost half of the identified cases of child trafficking begin with some family member involvement. These children often continu
Keeping kids safe online has been an important and growing area of concern for many parents. However, with more kids learning virtually and the increase in screen time available to many children and teens, knowing how to keep kids safe online h
Why do so many conspiracy theories involve child sex trafficking? These days, a lot of inaccurate information is circulating about human trafficking. In recent months and years, some of these myths have been baked into conspiracy theories that
Why are truck drivers strategic in the fight against sex trafficking? TAT has trained nearly 1 million people with our materials, but why did we decide to start working with drivers? In this episode, TAT Communications Director and co-founder L
Is trafficking something I would really come across and be able to stop? Christine McDonald, an internationally recognized author, speaker and consultant, invites us to go behind the veil of commercial sex to see what that “choice,” that “life”
Why does trafficking exist? Our guest, Alan Smyth, executive director of Saving Innocence, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that serves, empowers, and advocates for child victims of sex trafficking, dives into the cultural expectations that foste
Are you looking for tips on how you can help stop trafficking? Welcome to our first episode of the Driving Freedom Podcast! On this episode, Annika Huff, Truckers Against Trafficking's training specialist,  shares her story as a sex trafficking
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