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What do i need to do to go into Human Trafficking?

I am a Junior in High school. I have been trying to figure out how God wants to use me in this world. He has really laid human trafficking on my heart lately, and i feel like that is something he wants me to go into. I though i wanted to be a high school history teacher, but that dream seems less and less like something i want to pursue the more time that passes. Helping to stop Human Trafficking has been on my mind the majority of every day for weeks, and so I would like to get to know how i can get involved. What degrees do I need to get? What experience do I need? Where should I intern and where should I go to school? What Job should I get? I know very little about how to go about this, so any information you can give me would be really helpful. I really would like a step by step answer on where I should go from here. Please help! Thank you!!
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Tonya’s Answer

As this issues becomes more and more prolific in society I commend you for vocalizing you calling to do more! We all need to do more. My best advice would be to look out to the non-profits and charity organizations in your community that focus on supporting victims of human trafficking. You can volunteer and experience first hand the needs faced by these individuals and the organizations in place that support them. There are so many ways you can make a difference through volunteering or a career choice. I don't have a step by step solution for you, but the people on the front lines would and advise you reach out that way. The other option is through the police force as many have created specialty task forces to address this and work with hotels and motels to train staff on how to spot victims and perpetrators of human trafficking. No shortage of need for people to be part of the solution in this space!

Good luck!

Thank you so much for your answer! I will definitely look into that! Allie S.

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Otha’s Answer

First finish high school and then pursue a degree in criminal justice which should give you an overview of human trafficking in your college courses. Then do your internship with a large police department that has a child exploitation unit or another unit that specializes in investigating human trafficking crimes. There is also an FBI task force that work with city and county agencies to investigate human trafficking. I hope that helps.

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Simeon’s Answer

It sounds like you would enjoy working with rescued victims more directly, so I would recommend being a social worker. There are many organizations that help relocate rescued victims and assist in certifying them for normal jobs to support themselves and build a new life. Also, keep volunteering with non-profits to gain more experience that will be useful to you in your education and job pursuits.

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Kristen’s Answer

A career and education in law enforcement would be the place to start, so that you familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of trafficking. Another option, if you do not want to go into law enforcement directly, would be shelters that provide assistance to people that have become victims of trafficking or that are high risk for becoming victims.

Good luck to you! And wish you all the best! Thank you for being open to taking on this type of task and your generous spirit. Your gift of service will definitely be appreciated!

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IOK I’s Answer

I've been studied Human Trafficking in my bachelor degree of Sociology. If you want to study this issue, you may consider to study the sociology of migration, or human trafficking in sociology. If you're looking for the related job experiences, you may join the NGO.

Here's the reference of NGO or organizations in US:

https://www.ecpatusa.org

https://polarisproject.org

https://usiaht.org


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Sara’s Answer

I’m going to suggest you use this search string and google it- the awesome list of educational opportunities that pops up is far more complete than I could hope to offer.
One thing for sure is that Harvard university has a heckuva lot of financial aid for students in certain income brackets- And if you can’t I would certainly take advantage of that because Harvard offers first class education! This particular search well it seems pretty simple brought back opportunities with the United Nations, the world health organization, law-enforcement agencies, the department of justice, and Harvard.

Here’s the search string:

human trafficking study guide

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Glenda’s Answer

Join the police or become a human rights lawyer.

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