Judicial Branch Helps Battle Sex Trafficking
"Connecticut has been working on issues around human trafficking for 10 years now. We had some of the first laws on the books" in the country, said Younger. "I think now the efforts we'll need to concentrate on are public awareness and for victims of human trafficking to know what their rights are."
Now that the poster has been released, Cimino, director of OVS, is hopeful it will raise awareness that sexual exploitation and human trafficking is a problem for which everyone should be on the lookout.
"We know it's a problem," said Cimino. "It's a hard part of the population to identify. Even if one person gets out of the life through this poster, I would be thrilled."•