DART Doing its Part to Combat Human Trafficking

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It’s estimated that as many as 300,000 American children are sold into sex slavery in the United States each year. These are our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters. DART is part of a national effort — Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking — to help combat human trafficking and raise public awareness.

Brittney M. Farr, Esq., DART’s local and regional relations manager, recently conducted a training session for members of the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Advancing Women in Transportation (WTS). In her presentation, Farr addressed the facts and realities of human trafficking, as well as shared insight on how to spot potential victims and respond appropriately.

“It’s so important to educate people on human trafficking because many don’t know it is a problem in this country,” Farr said. “Each year we hold at least a dozen human trafficking training and retraining sessions to remind our front line employees what signs to look for and reemphasize the important role they play in making our service area safer for everyone.”

Belinda Pate, president of WTS DFW, shared her thoughts on human trafficking with NBC DFW.

About DART Daily

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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