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MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Ducey And Cindy McCain To Deliver Update On Arizona’s Human Trafficking Prevention Efforts
January 16, 2019

Governor Doug Ducey will join Cindy McCain to discuss the progress and impact of human trafficking prevention and awareness efforts across Arizona on Thursday, January 17, at the Phoenix Dream Center. (Read more...)

Arizona Capitol Dome Lit Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January 3, 2019

Throughout January, the Arizona State Capitol Dome will be lit blue in recognition of Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Arizona’s efforts to combat human trafficking, protect victims’ rights, and bring greater awareness and attention to this horrific crime. (Read more...)

At ports of entry and elsewhere, ADOT helps combat human trafficking (KOLD13)
October 10, 2018

At Arizona Department of Transportation commercial ports of entry near California and New Mexico, K-9 units are trained to identify not only evidence of illegal drugs but human cargo that can include victims of human trafficking. Lieutenants overseeing these ports have training on identifying warning signs of human trafficking, such as unusual tattoos, an unwillingness to speak up and carrying large amounts of cash without explanation. (Read More...)

Governor Ducey appointed to National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth
September 2018

The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S. advises the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the nation’s response to trafficking. The Committee is comprised of representative members who provide the points of view or perspectives of their outside interests or group stakeholders. (Read More...)

Officials to release 2017 report on human trafficking in Arizona (ABC15)
January 25, 2018

State Capitol Dome Lit Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention (U.S. News)
January 3, 2018

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the State Capitol's dome will be lit blue throughout January for human trafficking prevention month. Ducey says it's an effort to bring greater awareness and attention to human trafficking, which victimizes vulnerable populations including women, children and impoverished individuals and has impacted nearly 21 million victims worldwide. (Read More...)

Human Trafficking Prevention Month (CBS5)
January 3, 2018

Arizona Capitol Dome Lit Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January 2, 2018

The Arizona State Capitol Dome will be lit blue throughout the month of January, proclaimed Human Trafficking Prevention Month by Governor Ducey,  in an effort to bring greater awareness and attention to the horrific crime of human trafficking. Human trafficking victimizes vulnerable populations including women, children, and impoverished individuals and has impacted over 20.9 million victims worldwide.  Officials to release 2017 report on human trafficking in Arizona (ABC 15): January 25, 2018. (Read More...)

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Making It Easier To Prosecute Child Sex Traffickers
April 18, 2017

Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to make an important change in the definition of child sex trafficking. House Bill 2238 appropriately replaces the term “child prostitution” with “child sex trafficking.” (Read More...)

Human Trafficking: Arizona Takes Action
March 8, 2017

Human trafficking is an increasingly urgent issue that deserves attention and deserves to be addressed with a serious and strategic plan. With help from the Arizona Human Trafficking Council (through the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family) and law enforcement officers across the state and nation, that’s what we’re doing. Arizona continues to be a leader in combating this horrific crime. (Read More...)

Cindy McCain: Phoenix is a 'no nonsense community with regards to human trafficking' (12 News)
January 11, 2017

Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Jim Waring and Cindy McCain held a news conference Wednesday recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The trio is encouraging Phoenix residents and residents all over Arizona to learn how to spot the signs of human trafficking, to pay attention and stay vigilant in the fight against human trafficking, and always report suspicious activity -- even online -- to the authorities. (Read More...)

Polaris Releases 2016 Hotline Statistics
January 2017

Polaris' new statistics report provides 2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases. Through these hotlines, Polaris has the largest available data set on human trafficking in the United States. (Read More...)

Governor Doug Ducey Signs Executive Order Renewing the Arizona Human Trafficking Council
December 22, 2015

“When it comes to combatting the horrendous crime of human trafficking, Arizona must hold the line,” said Governor Ducey. “The Arizona Human Trafficking Council has made great strides in a short time, and our state continues to be on the cutting-edge of addressing this crucial issue. With the renewal of the Council, we will continue to see stronger federal, state and local collaboration, enhanced education and public awareness, improved services and care for victims, and a continued commitment to fighting human trafficking in Arizona.” (Read More...)