The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT) today announced that four more Las Vegas organizations have declared themselves to be an official participant in the nationwide TraffickingFree Zone program. This announcement comes as the USIAHT hosts its first 5K fundraising event, “Stomp Out the Demand 5K Race,” on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Sunset Park in Henderson, near Las Vegas, Nevada.
The TraffickingFree Zone program is an initiative focused on raising awareness and reducing the demand for sex-trafficked victims through collaboration with community members and leaders, law enforcement, businesses, schools, health care organizations, churches and the media. When these sectors are activated and working in unison, the TraffickingFree Zone community can expect to see a significant decline in demand.
The new Las Vegas-area organizations joining the TraffickingFree Zone program include the Brennan Law Firm, Sassy Lashes Eyelash Extension Salon, Prosperity Bhang and Church LV.
“As a Las Vegas resident myself, I know that our community is ready to take a stand against the evil crime of sex trafficking and to declare that we will not tolerate such actions in our city or country,” said Kevin Malone, president and co-founder of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. “The TraffickingFree Zones program is one of the most effective ways to prevent sex trafficking, because it ensures that important parts of our community are working together as a team to educate the public and fight the demand.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News