The Big Search

You can make a difference in the life of a missing child! Join with hundreds of volunteers to assist in a systematic, comprehensive search for Orlando’s missing children and potential human trafficking victims. Thursday, August 5 9 am – Noon or 1 pm – 4 pm Friday, August 6 9 am – Noon or 1…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

Newsletter, June 2021

A Message from Tomas J. Lares UA Founder/President June 1, 2021 Dear Friends, Partners & Abolitionists, As we near the halfway mark in 2021, it has truly been a year of restitution. So far this year, we have received 360 calls on our hotline, 85 individuals have been assisted and/or referred to programs, 294 services…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

Human trafficking a bigger danger as more students online, advocates warn

By KATE SANTICH ORLANDO SENTINEL | AUG 22, 2020 AT 5:30 AM Human traffickers who typically use Central Florida’s busy tourism industry to camouflage their efforts are turning to other recruitment tools to lure victims amid the coronavirus pandemic, advocates warn. Especially vulnerable, they say, are the thousands of students spending long hours online. “That…

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Fashion mogul Peter Nygard resigns hours after Times Square headquarters raided by FBI, NYPD in connection with sex trafficking investigation

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard resigned late Tuesday from his namesake company amid allegations by nearly a dozen women that he sexually abused underage girls at his Bahamas mansion. “Recognizing the priority of the welfare of the thousands of Nygard employees, retail partners, loyal customers, vendors, suppliers and business partners, Peter Nygard has made the decision…

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