SARC OF THE TRI-CITIES RELEASES FIRST HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATISTICS

In the last six months Support Advocacy Resource Center (SARC), which began identifying and tracking human trafficking victims separately from other sexual assault crimes, gave their first ever numbers for July through Dec 31—2013: SARC provided services to two identified victims of child sexual exploitation and have organized and facilitated 7 MDT (multi-disciplinary teams) meetings for suspected victims of trafficking. Additionally SARC facilitated a total of 43 presentations to an audience of 1,393. [Story added February 2014]