Arizona governor recognizes human trafficking prevention month

Arizona governor recognizes human trafficking prevention month
(Source: Ross D. Franklin)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Arizona State Capitol Dome will be lit blue every evening until Jan. 31 by the decree of Gov. Doug Ducey.

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Ducey announced Arizona will recognize January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

“Arizona remains a national leader in combating human trafficking, but we have much more work to do,” said Ducey. We will continue to work with community leaders, partners and service providers to protect Arizonans and bring human trafficking to an end.”

Co-chairs Cindy McCain and Arizona Department of Homeland Security Director Gil Orrantia, along with the entire Arizona Human Trafficking Council targets statewide human trafficking prevention and awareness efforts and work to expand victim-centered services and support.

The council is adapting to meet the increased challenges and vulnerabilities of trafficked victims during the global pandemic, and working with our partners throughout the state to share best practices and available resources,” McCain said. “We have made tremendous progress in our state and there is much more to do and we are dedicated to continuing the fight.”

To learn more about the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, click here.

To report trafficking or get help, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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