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Ending human trafficking is our goal, but this is a goal that cannot be reached alone. We depend on our collaboration with community partners and providers, financial donors, as well as volunteers. We need you to join us in our cause. Please let us advocate for this cause by inviting us to speak to your organization or support us through donating your time, money, or resources, because together we can end it.

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You probably have questions.
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What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.

Humantraffickinghotline.org

Is there Human Trafficking in TN?

The short answer: YES.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presented the Tennessee Human Sex Trafficking Study: The Impact on Children and Youth 2011. With the assistance of Vanderbilt University and survey participation from more than 1,000 law enforcement officers and social service providers across the state who investigate sex trafficking cases or come in contact with victims, the TBI produced the first-ever research publication on human sex trafficking focused just on Tennessee.  The results of the study were shocking. Human trafficking and sex slavery in Tennessee is more common than previously believed possible.  (Mark Gwyn, Director,Tennessee Bureau of Investigation).

This study found that 85% of counties in the state of Tennessee reported at least one case of human trafficking in 2009-2010.

In 2012, the TBI launched a Tennessee-specific trafficking hotline. Since its inception, the hotline has received 691 calls (as of August 2017).

 

What is Sex Trafficking?

Sex trafficking occurs when a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion if the victim is 18 years of age or older. Any minor who performs a commercial sex act is defined — under federal and Tennessee law — as a victim of sex trafficking, regardless of the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

The term “commercial sex act” is the giving or receiving of anything of value (money, drugs, shelter, food, clothing, etc.) to any person in exchange for a sex act. Commercial sex acts may include prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance. Some forms of sex trafficking include pimp-controlled trafficking, gang-controlled trafficking, or familial trafficking. In some cases, minors engage in ‘survival sex’ in order to meet basic needs such as food or shelter.

www.ithastostop.com

What is Labor Trafficking?

Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

Common types of labor trafficking include people forced to work in homes as domestic servants, farmworkers coerced through violence as they harvest crops, or factory workers held in inhumane conditions with little to no pay.

Humantraffickinghotline.org

Upcoming Events

January 11 | Gaining Clarity Conference

January 11, 2019 |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM |  Double Tree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Please join us for a FREE one day conference. Lunch is provided. CE’s will be available. Register here.

January 11 | The Song Market

January 11, 2019 |  7:00pm-9:00pm |  The Camp House | 149 E M.L.K Blvd, Chattanooga, TN

Please join us for a benefit concert and vendor market at the Camp House. We will have music featuring El Bandito and vendors from all over the area with products for purchase. Tickets are $20 and $15 with a student ID.

January 28 | Human Trafficking 101

January 28, 2019 |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM |  Family Justice Center Auditorium

Please join us for a Human Trafficking 101 training. This event is OPEN to the community and ALL are welcome to attend.
Join us in learning more about Human Trafficking and how it impacts your city.

February 7 | CCAHT Round Table Discussion

10:00-11:00 Family Justice Center Auditorium – Topic: How to be Advocates. Come and discus how to be a good advocate. What does a survivor need? What can we do to be the change we want to see in our community? Let your voice be heard. Let’s learn together.

February 18 | Human Trafficking 101

February 19, 2018 |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM |  Family Justice Center Auditorium

Please join us for a Human Trafficking 101 training. This event is OPEN to the community and ALL are welcome to attend.
Join us in learning more about Human Trafficking and how it impacts your city.

March 11 | Human Trafficking 101

March 11, 2019 |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM |  Family Justice Center Auditorium

Please join us for a Human Trafficking 101 training. This event is OPEN to the community and ALL are welcome to attend.
Join us in learning more about Human Trafficking and how it impacts your city.

April 8 | Human Trafficking 101

April 8, 2019 |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM |  Family Justice Center Auditorium

Please join us for a Human Trafficking 101 training. This event is OPEN to the community and ALL are welcome to attend.
Join us in learning more about Human Trafficking and how it impacts your city.

May 13 | Human Trafficking 101

May 13, 2019 |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM |  Family Justice Center Auditorium

Please join us for a Human Trafficking 101 training. This event is OPEN to the community and ALL are welcome to attend.
Join us in learning more about Human Trafficking and how it impacts your city.

June 6 | CCAHT Round Table Discussion

10:00-11:00 in the Family Justice Center Auditorium – Topic: Victimology “Why do they stay?” & Trauma 101. Come and join our round table discussion about the victim. Together we will discuss the perspective of the victim, as well as some history on how trauma effects the way survivors need to be treated.

If you or someone you know is in trouble,  please call the national or state human trafficking hotline number.

National Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888
Tennessee Hotline: 1 (855) 558-6484

Contact Us:

PO Box 25485
Chattanooga, TN 37422

(423) 994-4857
contact@secondlifetn.org