Campaign to stop human trafficking launches across Texas
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas - A new campaign to raise awareness for human trafficking just relaunched across Texas.
The campaign called "Can You See Me" is a partnership between the state and A21, a Fort Worth-based non-profit that provides resources against human trafficking.
It's designed to help people spot the signs of trafficking.
During the previous year the campaign ran, there was an over 30% increase in calls reported by the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the State of Texas.
"In 2021, 85 percent of kids in Texas were runaways. There's also a labor trafficking issue showing how siblings were trafficked from a rural town and an online exploitation scenario showing how young children innocently playing video games can be groomed into being trafficked," said Nick Caine, the CEO of A21.
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The campaign will have billboards placed across the state.
On Friday, a billboard for the campaign was revealed at 8610 Airport Freeway in North Richland Hills.
You can read more about the campaign here.