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Program aims to combat human trafficking in Nebraska | KRVN Radio

Program aims to combat human trafficking in Nebraska

Program aims to combat human trafficking in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A new program is trying to fight sex trafficking and labor trafficking by organizing existing services across Nebraska.  The program, called SAFE-T, or Salvation Army Fight to End Human Trafficking, began Thursday. It offers improved case management services and a 24-hour hotline for trafficking victims.
The program is the result of a $1.5 million federal grant to the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and the Salvation Army to help victims of trafficking.   The Salvation Army has hired three new employees to work with the program and plans to hire more.
The grant will be distributed over three years, and the Salvation Army has agreed to raise a 30 percent match of the federal funding.
Linda Burkle, divisional director of the Salvation Army’s social services, says the organization has been helping trafficking victims since its inception more than 150 years ago.

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