Today Greenlink public transit service is launching an education and awareness campaign on human trafficking in Greenville County.
The 18-month campaign begins with a short survey to determine existing knowledge and perceptions of human trafficking.
The survey will be conducted onboard Greenlink buses.
It will also be available at https://publicinput.com/trafficking. The deadline is October 11.
In January, Greenlink received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative which provides funding for projects to help prevent human trafficking and other crimes on public transportation.
According to the FTA traffickers often use public transit because it is low cost.
“The non-profit agencies that we are working with served nearly 70 human trafficking survivors in 2019 so we know it’s happening in Greenville. We also know that the victims don’t always ask for help,” said Nicole McAden, Greenlink’s marketing and public affairs manager. “Since we interact with so many people day-to-day, it makes sense to train our team and our customers to recognize the signs of human trafficking and know what to do when we see those signs.”
Visit RideGreenlink.com/HumanTrafficking to learn more.
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