April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the HEART! Thank you for all you do!
As the residents of Fayette County have experienced shock and heartache as a result of acts of violence in recent days, the Crime Victims’ Center extends our support and sympathy to all that have been impacted by these tragic events. For anyone in need of supportive counseling and to learn of other available services, please contact our office at 724-437-3737 or send us a message. Compassionate and professional staff are available to assist you.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the exploitation of others. Human traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion against victims to manipulate them into engaging in commercial sex acts, or labor/services in exchange for something of monetary value (money, safety, transportation). When victims of human trafficking are minors, force, fraud, or coercion is not necessary. Generally, we think of victims of trafficking as foreign born, but often they are U.S. citizens. There is also not a requirement of transportation in human trafficking.
Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Currently, it is second only to drug trafficking and produces $32 billion of annual revenue worldwide (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime [UNODC], 2012).
Mother nature provided a beautiful blue sky and a bright shining sun to paint the picture perfect day for the first “CAR, TRUCK and BIKE SHOW” benefitting the Crime Victim’s Center. Needless to say, the event was a huge success and raised funds to help assure the continuation of the CVC vital services to sexual assault and other violent crime victims and families in our community.