NOT HERE Presents:  The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking

November 12 & 13, 2015

The Countdown: 93 days remaining

August 4th began our 100 day countdown leading up to The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking in Maine. Over these 100 days, we will be sharing a fact, a resource, or a perspective each day, to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and inspire action against injustice, both domestically, and globally.

Today’s Featured Fact: 1 in 6

This is the number of endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that were likely victims of sex trafficking in 2014.


1 in 6.  


This number is UP from 2013, when 1 in 7 were believed to be victims of sex trafficking. In addition, 68% of these likely victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran away. 


Do YOU want to KNOW more?  
Download the 1 in 6 infographic pdf: here. Share it, then start conversations about why it is important to proactively support the organizations who are working with at-risk and runaway youth BEFORE these kids are trafficked. 


If you are a parent, grandparent, or just care about kids, read the NCMEC’s quick fact sheet on Child Sex Trafficking in America as well as the guide: Helping Families Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation. Prevention starts with communication. 


NCMEC also has a quick fact sheet geared specifically at Child Welfare Workers that can be found: here.  


To learn more about the work NCMEC is doing to combat Child Sex Trafficking, visit the website, and come speak with representatives from NCMEC at The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking in November 2015! 


Be a part of the movement that declares Not Here!  

We invite you to like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and share these resources in your social networks to help us raise awareness that yes, human trafficking DOES happen in Maine AND around the globe, and EVERYONE needs to be involved to stop it. 

Looking for more information on The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking?
Stay tuned! Registration information for the Summit will be coming soon!