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On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, AATN and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced new training for the tourism industry to combat human trafficking starting with Sky Harbor. Take a look at the TV interview on Fox10 News SAFE Action Project (safeactionproject.org) is a program put on by the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network and the Arizona […]
Operation Summer Shield – an undercover operation targeting the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking in Arizona
The Tempe Police Department recently partnered with the Mesa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Attorney General’s Office for Operation Summer Shield. Operation Summer Shield was an undercover operation targeting the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking. Throughout the operational period, officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites and apps […]
An undercover Chandler Detective here in Arizona used a fake social media profile and cell phone for a few weeks with the incarcerated convict to bust Wendell Bullock. Wendell Bullock groomed (what he thought was) a teen how to conduct commercial sex help her know how to screen for buyers. TRUST’s Stacey Sutherland, interviewed by ABC15, reinforced […]
Epstein, 66, is accused of seeking out minors, some as young as 14, from at least 2002 through 2005 and paying them hundreds of dollars in cash for sex. An “extraordinary volume” of photographs featuring nude or partially nude young girls was confiscated from the New York City home of Jeffrey Epstein, federal prosecutors revealed […]
What people say about collaborating with TRUST
We are proud to work with so many community partners in the fight against sex trafficking. Our working relationship with TRUST gives us added resources in this fight. From training to coordinating on the ground resources we appreciate our enhanced abilities provided by TRUST.
Working against sex trafficking requires a nuanced analysis, a sophisticated approach to action, and a deep commitment to social change. It is rare to find groups that combine all three in a seamless and innovative way. AATN and its program, TRUST, provide a model for what effective and paradigm-shifting anti-trafficking groups need to do to make this world safe and sustainable, where women and children move from being victims to empowered survivors.
TRUST is the first contact we make when getting involved in an anti-trafficking project in Arizona as it has become the point of intersection of the many efforts on the ground.
One of the most dangerous and growing threats to children in Arizona is Human Trafficking. In working with TRUST, stakeholders across the state have access to training, resources and collaboration opportunities to help put an end to this horrific crime.