Human trafficking is happening across the United States!
Maryland is a top areas for human trafficking in the US with 66 cases reported as of June 2016 according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. International airports and major interstate highways bring tourists by the thousands, while extremes of wealth and poverty that meet in mega-malls, arenas and casinos provide the venue, demand and opportunity for the sale of persons in Maryland. Although our state is making progress in fighting this insidious crime, more work is needed.
Dash4Dignity promotes awareness of domestic human trafficking and provides support to those impacted by modern-day slavery.
This year’s Dash and Freedom Walk will be held on April 28th, 2018. This flat loop course, runs through quiet residential neighborhoods and starts and ends at Heritage Community Church.
Vulnerable people, especially children, are trafficked into the sex trade every day in the United States.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has reported human trafficking activities in every state of the US.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates at least 100,000 youth under 18 years old are in the commercial sex trade.