Human trafficking is a widespread and often-invisible crime that takes place both around the world and in our own backyards. It is the act of compelling someone into work or commercial sex acts through force, fraud, or coercion. Although it is illegal everywhere, human trafficking happens everywhere, including in our own community. Whether or not we recognize it, this is an issue we all touch on every day through both our professional and personal lives.
We are members of
SWLA Human Trafficking Task Force
United Against Human Trafficking Calcasieu Coalition
United Against Human Trafficking Calcasieu Parish Coalition meetings take place every other month
Last Thursday of the Month
United Way of Southwest Louisiana, 815 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, La 70601
IN MARCH 2022, WE CO-HOSTED A LIVE LEARNING SESSION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Click here to view the Live Learning Session presentation pdf
Click here to view the Follow-Up Resources pdf
The event was co-facilitated by a team of survivor leaders who are experts in the anti-human trafficking movement.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana is a member of the SWLA Human Trafficking Task Force
The SWLA Human Trafficking Task Force is comprised of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and local service agencies and non-profits working together to prevent sexual exploitation, and prosecute human trafficking cases in and around Calcasieu Parish. The mission of the task force is to identify, investigate, and prosecute those individuals responsible for human trafficking, all while providing quality social services to those who find themselves a victim to this horrendous crime.
The UAHT Coalition Calcasieu Parish is a collaborative with stakeholders, policy makers and others interested in addressing the epidemic of human trafficking.