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BCAT’s Quarterly Meeting

This is our last meeting for this year. Please join us! “Impact Human Sex Trafficking in Your Community: Understanding the Roots of Demand”  When: Wednesday, October 11, 5:30 PM Where: NOVA:  2370 York Rd,...

New Co-Chair

BCAT Welcomes New Co-Chair Patti Cullen has now joined Kathy Bennett as the new co-chair of the coalition. (You may remember reading about Patti in a recent BCAT Newsletter profile.) She is a founding...

Project Dawn

Trafficking is Subject of New People’s Light Play Project Dawn By Karen Hartman Directed by Abigail Adams June 7 to July 9, 2017 Steinbright Stage, Philadelphia National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere Philadelphia is...

Care Kits Assembled

BCAT and members of Soroptimists of Indian Rock came together at NOVA to assemble more than 100 care kits. The kits became a reality thanks to a $1,300 grant received from Soroptimist to create human...

PennDOT Initiative

PennDOT Training to Help Combat Human Trafficking – Governor Wolf announced that PennDOT will be starting a new training program to train Driver License Center staff to recognize signs of trafficking.  Members of the...

PA Ranks 13th in HT

Pennsylvania Ranks 13th in Human Trafficking Cases for 2016 Polaris.com’s annual survey of human trafficking by state shows that Pennsylvania had 151 reported cases of human trafficking in 2016, a 40-percent increase over 2015....

Safe Harbor Legislation

Safe Harbor Advocacy Day: Advocates Promote Safe Harbor Bill in Harrisburg On January 25, 2017, advocates from across the state convened in Harrisburg to encourage lawmakers to pass safe harbor legislation this session. If...

Petition to Trump

United Way’s Generation Freedom Circulates Petition to U.S. President-Elect Trump The United Way Center on Human Trafficking and Slavery’s “Generation Freedom” coalition is currently circulating an online petition to be delivered to U.S. President-Elect...

DHS Hotline

DHS Offers Hotline, Other Resources The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) “Blue Campaign” offers information about how to spot signs of human trafficking. The dhs.gov web site has a resources page with materials...

Backpage

Backpage Adult Ads Fold Finally! After two years of investigation by the U.S. Senate and other legislative and law enforcement interests, Backpage.com announced January 9 that it would cease publication of its adult classifieds...