BCAT is a project of NOVA and its mission is to eradicate human trafficking in Bucks County through victim identification, community education, enhancement of arrests and prosecution of traffickers, legislative advocacy and a coordinated response of survivor services.
These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:
Get involved with local organizations in your area that work on human trafficking and that provide services to human trafficking victims. Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools. Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labor policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labor and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.
Educate yourself about human trafficking. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open – human trafficking is happening all around us. Visit BCATpa.org for more information about upcoming events you can attend.
HELP RAISE AWARENESS
Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities. Publicize the hotline number. Raise public awareness and learn more about how to recognize and report potential trafficking cases to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC).
If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it the local organization that assists human trafficking victims and survivors. If you are unsure of the victim service organization, you can also report it to the local police and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline at 1-888-373-7888.