The illegal business of human trafficking is alive in Tennessee. Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport said that those in the business often look for young children who are sometimes runaway's or children who come from broken homes.
Judge Davenport has talked to several females who have since escaped from human trafficking in Tennessee...
The victims of human trafficking typically start out at ages 12 to 14.
Get Involved in the Fight:
On November 19, 2016, a local organization that helps to curb the problem will host a 5K Glow Run in Murfreesboro. The organization is called "Last Call 4 Grace." For information on the run, CLICK HERE.
More information below about human trafficking:
Consider the facts:
-In the United States, on average, every two minutes, a child is bought or sold for sex.
-The average age of a child sold for sex is 13 years old.
-Human Trafficking is the second-fastest growing criminal industry, just behind Drug Trafficking.
In recent years, the TBI commissioned several comprehensive studies in an attempt to better understand the issue in Tennessee.
- 2013: The Geography of Trafficking in Tennessee
- 2011: Tennessee Human Sex Trafficking & Its Impact on Children & Youth
In 2014, the TBI launched a public awareness campaign to inform the state about Human Trafficking, and more importantly, what can be done about it. Online, you'll find more information, videos, warning signs, and a list of nonprofits committed to the fight in need of your support. Together, we believe we can put and to this kind of crime.