OUR PROGRAMS TO STOP SLAVERY IN DFW
RESCUE AND RESTORATION BEGIN WITH
Medical facility posters
Up to 80% of victims will pass through a medical center while in a trafficking situation. However, because of fear, control by their traffickers, or language restrictions, many victims will not ask for help from the doctor. We can overcome this obstacle and be there to help when victims resurface in public life.
Posters with an outreach message in English, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, and Korean are placed in medical facilities to let sex trafficking victims know of our 24/7 trafficking victim assistance hotline.
By casting a net with these posters over DFW, there will be fewer and
fewer medical centers where victims can go without receiving help.
10 SECONDS -
DID YOU SEE HER?
Most people feel very far away from the reality of slavery in the United
States, yet it is here. It is even here in Dallas/Fort Worth. Victims are
moved usually every few weeks from business to business to provide
variety for customers. They may even go with clients to bars, parties, and
restaurants. Sooner or later, they are visible in public.
It may take a sex trafficking victim only 10 seconds to walk past you. The
Flashlight Project's goal is to work with businesses and people who may
brush up against sex trafficking victims without realizing it.
- the homeless - car valets - bouncers - gas stations
- nightclubs - adult stores - liquor stores - cigarette stores
By learning both the stronger and more subtle signs of sex trafficking, it
is our goal that DFW citizens will listen to that "funny feeling" and report
possible cases of sex trafficking to law enforcement.
Police outreach materials with language assistance - The Flashlight Project provides police departments with support materials for suspected sex trafficking victims. Materials come with language cards in English, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Russian, Ukrainian, Tagalog, and Korean and explain how to get assistance leaving the sex industry by calling our hotline number.
Direct outreach to women in the commercial sex industry - The Flashlight Project is planning its first outreach into Dallas' commercial sex industry in May. We will be exploring ways to build relationships with the women and understand our role in helping them leave the sex industry.
JOIN US AS WE WORK TO ELIMINATE MODERN DAY SLAVERY