Purpose: #saveGCkids is a movement started by GCHD to help build awareness of the threat of human trafficking.
Mission: Educate. Prevent. Repeat.
Educate - Educate the community regarding the fact that human trafficking is real and present in rural Kentucky.
Prevent - Prevent human trafficking.
Repeat - Keep going until human trafficking is defeated.
What is human trafficking?
According to the Kentucky Department of Education, human trafficking is the exploitation of another individual for labor and/or commercial sex though the use of fraud, force, or coercion, making it modern day slavery. Kentucky passed the Human Trafficking Victims Rights Act in 2013, which includes the “safe harbor” component that is aimed at protecting the youngest victims from prosecution and by mandating services for their recovery.