Human Trafficking Expert Asks for Articles for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Will you join Homeland Security Today to Raise Awareness & Stop Human Trafficking?

Dear HSToday readers,  

Over the course of my career I have achieved the distinction of a human trafficking expert. What does this mean?  I’ve testified, written books, developed research, and authored papers on all matters related to this heinous crime.  I am inspired that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  That is why I am reaching out to you on behalf of HSToday. 

As we approach the holiday season, I know many of you will work through the holidays at airports, hotels, entertainment venues to name just a few – and see human trafficking despite the festivities.  You work daily on the frontlines identifying victims, educating and raising awareness to help the public, commercial, and even governmental institutions. Many of you understand the pervasive and widespread nature of human trafficking syndicates. 

This January, I invite you to share your experiences, best practices, lessons learned, and great cases with us here so that our community might learn, spread the word, and stop the trafficking of people.

I invite you to share your advice and expertise here at HSToday for our focus on human trafficking in January.

As present and former government officials, practitioners, subject matter experts and professionals, you have the experience and understanding of the complexities faced by those protecting our homeland in the various disciplines across the vast enterprise.

We are grateful for leadership from some of our esteemed editors on National Preparedness Month, Cyber Security Awareness Month and most recently National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience month. 

I encourage you to reach out if you’d like to contribute a piece. We are looking for professionals like you to share your thoughts about the evolving human trafficking landscape, the trends you see in your part of the country, the clandestine ways traffickers bring people into the country, activities your agency has employed to raise awareness, or that case that you broke wide open. We are looking for “lessons learned” from your experience – OR just your opinion about something going right, or wrong. For example, I wrote a piece earlier this year on human trafficking legislation being considered in the House of Representatives.

We do not accept marketing pieces, but if you have an idea we are interested in hearing it. If you would prefer to be interviewed, we can make that happen as well. 

Thank you for your service and your commitment to stopping the heinous scourge of human trafficking  – AND thank you for being a loyal reader of HSToday. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with ideas or suggestions. 

Respectfully,

Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco

Author & Human Trafficking Expert

 

YES! Count me in to contribute in January!

Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University, with an expertise in human trafficking. She currently serves as a human trafficking expert witness for criminal cases and is the author of “Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium." Dr. Mehlman-Orozco’s writing can be found in The Washington Post, Forbes, The Crime Report, The Houston Chronicle, and The Baltimore Sun, among other media.

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