BOISE – Today, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit, released a public service announcement, available here, in recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The PSA aims to raise awareness about the somber reality of human trafficking and highlight the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s commitment to putting an end to this serious crime that violates the most basic of human rights.
Human trafficking is the exploitation of human beings for profit. It can occur as a form of forced labor, domestic servitude, or sex trafficking of children and adults, and has no place in any society. “That’s why in January and throughout the year, my Office’s dedicated prosecutors, our victim advocates, and our entire staff work with our law enforcement partners to prevent human trafficking and bring offenders to justice,” said U.S. Attorney Hurwit.
“Unfortunately, human trafficking continues to be a serious, global problem that impacts the
United States and our communities, even here in Idaho,” said U.S. Attorney Hurwit. “Together we can end human trafficking. Please take time to learn how to identify and respond to people who are at risk or who have experienced human trafficking.”
If you or someone you know has experienced human trafficking, help is available. The National Human Trafficking Hotline provides free, confidential help, 24/7. Call: 1-888-373-7888; Text: HELP to 233733 (BEFREE); or Chat: humantraffickinghotline.org/chat.