Sex Trafficking

sex-trafficking

The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Division is working to end human trafficking in North Louisiana. Human trafficking exists when individuals are bought and sold for forced labor or for commercial sex. Human trafficking is a global problem, but it is a big industry here on American soil. It is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of victims in the United States alone, including over 100,000 US children at risk every year for commercial sexual exploitation. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states and it exists here in Caddo Parish.

The Human Trafficking Division works closely with members of local law enforcement, non-profits and task forces to identify victims of human trafficking, those at risk of being trafficked, and to identify and prosecute those who engage in human trafficking and exploit others for profit. We work to identify available services for trafficking victims. We’re working closely with other organizations to raise awareness about human trafficking and to help certain individuals identify trafficking victims such as local law enforcement, school resource officers, school guidance counselors, local hotels and casinos, local shelters and others.

The District Attorney’s Office also serves on FREE: The Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Northwest Louisiana and the Human Trafficking Task Force organized by Caddo Parish Juvenile Services.

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