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What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking can happen in any community and victims can be any race, range in age, and be any gender. Traffickers often use violence, manipulation, and false promises of jobs, money, or a romantic relationship on victims.

Human Trafficking is the use of force, fraud and coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex acts. Millions of men, women, and children are trafficking worldwide and in the United States.

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Annie’s own dad was out of the picture. He got arrested when they were living in another state and he went to prison on drug charges. Since that time, her mom had had lots of boyfriends, but Annie just knew this one was going to be different.

Plant Your Own Pinwheel Garden
April 2022 - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children.

We know child maltreatment is a preventable problem. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community members.

Plant Your Own Pinwheel Garden
Planting pinwheels represents the happy, healthy childhoods we want for all children.

Every year, the Children’s Advocacy Project plants a pinwheel garden to help raise awareness for child abuse prevention. This year, we are asking you to join us by planting a pinwheel garden of your very own during the month of April!

Grooming and Definition

Grooming is when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.

Children and young people who are groomed can be sexually abused, exploited or trafficked.