January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and Thursday, Jan. 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
It was designated by the U.S. Senate in 2007. The Department of Homeland security launched the Blue Campaign back in 2010, to raise public awareness, protect victims and put human traffickers behind bars.
There are also local efforts going on to fight human trafficking.
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