TARC drivers to train to spot, help victims of human trafficking

The Transit Authority of River City is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office to provide specialized training to drivers in an effort to bring more awareness to the issue of human trafficking.

Beginning later this month the AG’s office is going to train all TARC employees on how to spot victims of human trafficking

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Attorney General Andy Beshear said trafficking is happening throughout Kentucky, including in Louisville, and TARC drivers have a unique opportunity to help.

“They can see things and go places sometimes that some of us can’t go and so to have them out there to be our eyes and ears so we can do what we need to do to help these victims is amazing,” Summer Dickerson, a human trafficking survivor and founder of Women of the Well, said.

They’ll be trained on what signs to look for, how to talk to victims and how to report suspected cases of trafficking.

Dickerson said the more people who are trained, the easier it will be to find and help victims.

TARC buses will also have signs with the phone number of the trafficking hotline.

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from: https://www.wlky.com/article/tarc-drivers-to-train-to-spot-help-victims-of-human-trafficking/23723837