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Jan 13. marks AMBER Alert Awareness Day

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared Jan. 13 as AMBER Alert Awareness Day.

The AMBER alert system, which stand for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response” is named after Amber Hagerman, who was abducted in Arlington, Texas in 1996. She was later found murdered.

“The state’s AMBER Alert program is an important tool to engage the public in supporting law enforcement efforts to locate and bring home missing children,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said. “The vigilance and efforts of law enforcement, our partner agencies, and the people of Texas are vital in protecting our most vulnerable population – our children. We thank our public and private sector partners and the media for helping distribute this critical information.”

In response to Hagerman’s death, law enforcement in the Dallas-Fort Worth area created the first AMBER Alert program. The program is now used in all 50 states. AMBER Alerts are broadcast through radio, television, road

Read more at: http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2018/01/13/amber-alert-awareness-day

AG Derek Schmidt, KBI recognize Amber Alert Awareness Day – KOAM

Fire breaks out at the Wyandotte Schools bus barn, forcing the district to cancel classes until Tuesday.  This photo shared on Facebook by the Wyandotte School District shows the aftermath of a late night fire at the district’s bus barn.  According to the Wyandotte Fire Chief, the fire started just before 11pm.  The blaze destroyed 11 buses.  The chief says the school district is working with insurance to get rental buses in time for classes to resume on Tuesday af…

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YWCA observes Human Trafficking Awareness Month

VAN WERT – January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and as part of its mission the YWCA of Van Wert County will the area.

The
Y’s Julie Schaufelberger, who is heading up the plans, stated that
there are many sobering statistics that surround human trafficking and
its victims. There are a few types of trafficking that occur, with the
most prevalent being sex trafficking (73 percent), followed by labor (14
percent).

“Many people believe human trafficking is an
international problem when the reality is that 80 percent of trafficking
victims in 2011 were American citizens,” said Schaufelberger.
“Nationally, Ohio ranks fourth in the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children and were likely child sex trafficking victims.”

She noted that the average age of girls who are forced into sex trafficking Is 12-17 years of age.

“The
YWCA of Van Wert County’s mission is dedicated to eliminating racism,
empowering women and promoting peace,

Read more at: http://www.timesbulletin.com/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/YWCA-observes-Human-Trafficking-Awareness-Month/-3/1168/213301

YWCA observes Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Times Bulletin

VAN WERT – January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and as part of its mission the YWCA of Van Wert County will the area.

The
Y’s Julie Schaufelberger, who is heading up the plans, stated that
there are many sobering statistics that surround human trafficking and
its victims. There are a few types of trafficking that occur, with the
most prevalent being sex trafficking (73 percent), followed by labor (14
percent).

“Many people believe human trafficking is an
international problem when the reality is that 80 percent of trafficking
victims in 2011 were American citizens,” said Schaufelberger.
“Nationally, Ohio ranks fourth in the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children and were likely child sex trafficking victims.”

She noted that the average age of girls who are forced into sex trafficking Is 12-17 years of age.

“The
YWCA of Van Wert County’s mission is dedicated to eliminating racism,
empowering women and promoting peace,

Read more at: http://www.timesbulletin.com/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/YWCA-observes-Human-Trafficking-Awareness-Month/-3/1168/213301

Maryland State Police try to increase awareness for Silver Alerts – Herald

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Native women use innovative methods to raise awareness of missing, murdered Indigenous women

Marita Growing Thunder read a letter to her murdered aunt. Her aunt taught her how to make dresses. She should still be here today.

Tearing up while she spoke, Growing Thunder remembered her aunt’s life and the last moment she saw her. She often thinks about that last moment, she said, because she never wants to forget her aunt as others have.

Growing Thunder read this letter at an Indigenous Feminisms event at the University of Washington Intellectual House, an event space on campus dedicated to increasing Native student success at UW.

Dian Million, associate professor of American Indian studies at UW, and Luana Ross, professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at UW, help plan the Indigenous Feminisms series. This series is intended to elevate the voices of Indigenous women because the lives of those women are silenced, said Casey Wynecoop, assistant director of the Intellectual House. Growing Thunder spoke at the

Read more at: http://www.realchangenews.org/2017/12/13/native-women-use-innovative-methods-raise-awareness-missing-murdered-indigenous-women

Native women use innovative methods to raise awareness of …

Marita Growing Thunder read a letter to her murdered aunt. Her aunt taught her how to make dresses. She should still be here today.

Tearing up while she spoke, Growing Thunder remembered her aunt’s life and the last moment she saw her. She often thinks about that last moment, she said, because she never wants to forget her aunt as others have.

Growing Thunder read this letter at an Indigenous Feminisms event at the University of Washington Intellectual House, an event space on campus dedicated to increasing Native student success at UW.

Dian Million, associate professor of American Indian studies at UW, and Luana Ross, professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at UW, help plan the Indigenous Feminisms series. This series is intended to elevate the voices of Indigenous women because the lives of those women are silenced, said Casey Wynecoop, assistant director of the Intellectual House. Growing Thunder spoke at the

Read more at: http://www.realchangenews.org/2017/12/13/native-women-use-innovative-methods-raise-awareness-missing-murdered-indigenous-women

Child sex trafficking panel wants to raise awareness of the crime and its effects on victims

Grand Forks, ND – “I was sex trafficked at the age of 4 until my early twenties” says survivor Elizabeth Frazier.

It’s a heinous act that’s unfortunately becoming more common across the country.

Something that Frazier is all too familiar with.

“I’m still struggling with finding a normal life. My abuse still effects me to this day and things that are simple are not so simple for me” she says.

Fraizer managed to escape her situation, but she’s just one of many suffering through the surging crime of child sex trafficking.

“The average age of that we see for a missing child who’s being exploited for sex trafficking is only 15” says Staca Shehan with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Officials from national law enforcement and state government met at a UND panel to raise

Read more at: http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Child-sex-trafficking-panel-wants-to-raise-awareness-of-the-crime-and-its-effects-452001233.html

Child sex trafficking panel wants to raise awareness of the crime and …

Grand Forks, ND – “I was sex trafficked at the age of 4 until my early twenties” says survivor Elizabeth Frazier.

It’s a heinous act that’s unfortunately becoming more common across the country.

Something that Frazier is all too familiar with.

“I’m still struggling with finding a normal life. My abuse still effects me to this day and things that are simple are not so simple for me” she says.

Fraizer managed to escape her situation, but she’s just one of many suffering through the surging crime of child sex trafficking.

“The average age of that we see for a missing child who’s being exploited for sex trafficking is only 15” says Staca Shehan with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Officials from national law enforcement and state government met at a UND panel to raise

Read more at: http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Child-sex-trafficking-panel-wants-to-raise-awareness-of-the-crime-and-its-effects-452001233.html