In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It (Paperback)
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This book is the primer on human trafficking in North America.
In recent years, Americans have woken up to the reality that human trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries. But what most still do not understand is that neither is it something that just happens to "other people" such as runaways or the disenfranchised. The human trafficker is no respecter of faith, education, or socioeconomic status, and even kids who are raised in solid families in middle and upper class suburbs can fall victim. Likewise, labor trafficking happens in our cities, neighborhoods, and rural areas.
Through true stories and years of boots-on-the-ground experience, including at the Super Bowl, anti-trafficking expert Nita Belles teaches readers everything they need to know about human trafficking in the United States and what they can do to join the fight against it. She helps concerned parents, friends, teachers, law enforcement, government officials, and other leaders understand all forms of trafficking, identify risk factors, and take practical steps to keep their loved ones and neighbors safe from predators.
About the Author
Nita Belles is an author, a compelling keynote speaker, and a leading national expert in the anti-human trafficking movement. Her work has been featured by CNN, Fox Files, BBC, NPR, Focus on the Family, USA Today, the Huffington Post, and many others. She is known for her compassionate heart, for being a friend to survivors, and for working with other to find solutions when there is seemingly no hope. She is the founder and executive director of a nonprofit which shares the name In Our Backyard. You may contact her at www.inourbackyard.org.