Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Update

 

A project blog dedicated to providing a central location for the latest media, news articles, training information, funding and policy updates related to sex trafficking in Indian country.

"‘John school’ law aimed at sex trafficking takes effect Jan. 1"

Synopsis: This article provides information about a bill that was signed into law in North Dakota that will require anyone convicted of hiring someone for sex to attend “John School,” an offender education program to learn about the harmful effects of the commercial sex industry. North Dakota has been a huge funnel for sex trafficking for years. Click here to access the original article.

"First Ever SD Shelter For Female Victims Of Human Trafficking Opening"

Synopsis: Radio segment announcing the opening of a 14-bed shelter for trafficked women in central South Dakota. The Pathfinder Center will be run by Wiconi Wawokiya, a non-profit group on the Crow Creek reservation that helps abused children and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Click here to access the original segment.

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