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Anti-Human Trafficking RISE Volunteer

Anti-Human Trafficking RISE Volunteer

  RISE Hotline Our human trafficking hotline operates 24/7 which requires the support of volunteers. Volunteers answer this hotline during Signs of HOPE business hours, after hours, on weekends, and on holidays. Calls to this hotline come directly from law enforcement or other crime service agencies. This is not a public-facing hotline. Volunteers working on this project will also gain experience in the field responding alongside law enforcement to crime scenes or to locations where a human trafficking victim has been identified. Volunteers will help the client with immediate crisis…

The Texas Abortion Ban and the Need for Federal Protections for Victims

Earlier this month, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals restored the Texas ban on abortions after six weeks. Dr. Alan Braid of San Antonio is already facing multiple lawsuits under the “bounty hunting” provision of the ban, which allows any private citizen to sue a person who in some way assists or facilitates a patient’s access to abortion services to the tune of $10,000. This law is troubling enough even before noting the lack of exceptions for rape or incest. But this law doesn’t just leave out victims of…

The 2021 Legislative Session

The 2021 Legislative Session

After a legislative session that felt particularly demanding as it juggled the impact of the pandemic in addition to a regular slate of concerns, here are just a few pieces of legislation that passed which are relevant to our work here at Signs of Hope. AB30 This piece of legislation expanded the purpose of the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence. Previously, funds from this account could only be awarded to non-profit organizations that exclusively served victims of Domestic Violence. Now, organizations that serve victims of sexual violence…

Addressing Poverty Is Human Trafficking Prevention

We often think about the connection between poverty and sex trafficking as only affecting victims from outside the United States. We may be familiar with the common story of an impoverished person being offered a legitimate job in another country, only to find themselves forced into sex work when they arrive at their destination. But poverty and lack of opportunity play key roles in trafficking here in the U.S. as well. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “poverty (as noted previously for victims of trafficking in…

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