LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Attorney’s Office released the following statement from U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada today to commemorate National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness:
“January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and today is National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness.
“Traffickers exploit and deprive some of our most vulnerable populations of their freedom. The U.S. Attorney’s Office remains committed to working together with state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement partners to increase our combined prevention efforts and to raise awareness, investigate, vigorously prosecute perpetrators of human trafficking crimes, and support victims and survivors.
“Combating human trafficking takes an all-hands-on-deck approach – It’s a partnership between law enforcement and the community. We can end human trafficking and prevent this crime. Anyone who has information about a potential human trafficking incident is encouraged to report that information to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”