"Forbes has declared human trafficking, a $150 billion industry, a pandemic of the 21st century. Washington was the first state to criminalize human trafficking. Eighty-four percent of trafficking victims were physically abused as children while 60-70 percent come through the foster care system or child social services." - Sex Trafficking a Serious Tri-City Problem", Tri-City Herald
We are Here to
It is our mission to be the conduit for services and information regarding anti-human trafficking, both internally and externally within the community. We hope to help people who are victims and survivors of sex trafficking by providing services, investigation, prosecution, training and community education.
TC-CAT has been an amazing catalyst for shining the light on trafficking in our area. As a collective force we are able to leverage resources to assist those in need.
The significance of having all of our agencies, NGO’s and faith based organizations that connect with trafficking victims at some point, in some way, working together to solve this issue can’t be underestimated. We have made significant strides in finding and reaching out to victims and survivors in our area by this collaborative approach.
Collaborate to be the conduit for services and information regarding anti-human trafficking, both internally and externally within the community.
Respond efficiently and effectively as a community by utilizing resources and protocols to combat human trafficking using a victim-centered approach.