State Officials Employ New Tatics To Combat Human Trafficking

PennDOT is training workers to identify potential victims of human trafficking to help rescue them as criminals move them along the state’s highways. Among those who’ve been given the training are workers in drivers’ license centers and those working at the state’s roadside welcome centers. State Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards says PennDOT is the first statewide transportation agency to offer its employees training in recognizing human trafficking. Just last year, 127 human trafficking cases were reported in Pennsylvania through the National Human Trafficking hotline. The hotline at 888-373-7888 is a 24/7 resource for victims and anyone to report possible human trafficking.