Department of health: human trafficking is happening in MS to Mississippians

The Mississippi Department of Health issued a stark reminder: Human trafficking is happening in Mississippi, with Mississippians as victims.

According to the MSDH:

Human trafficking involves the exploitation of a person for labor, commercial sex, or other service against their will. It victimizes youth and adults who are physically, socially or psychologically vulnerable.

Human trafficking victims can be found working in restaurants, homes, on farms and construction sites, or in the sex trade. It is a worldwide problem, but also a local one. Human trafficking is happening in Mississippi, with Mississippians as victims.

Human trafficking can happen in your neighborhood and around your town, but too few people are aware of what to look for, or how to report it. Visit the MSDH website to learn the signs of human trafficking and how to report it.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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