Fight to End Exploitation is proud to join a list of reputable agencies around our state for #EndItWI: A Collaborative Campaign to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking in Wisconsin. This state-specific campaign was created in partnership with the national End It Movement X.
One of the ways the #EndItWI Campaign aims to increase awareness and stop human trafficking is by making sure training is available for those most likely to encounter victims, including law enforcement officers. Fight to End Exploitation has been providing survivor-centered and trauma-informed training through our Speaker’s Bureau to incoming recruits and sworn officers throughout the region for the past few years. We’ll be increasing our efforts in 2020 in response to the major events headed to our state, because we know it matters.
Eileen Reilly-Hoey of Gateway Law Enforcement Acadamy shared the reason Fight to End Exploitation’s training is essential to their program.
“I absolutely appreciate the wisdom that Officer Andrichik shares from Fight to End Exploitation with our local police recruits. Since human exploitation is a fairly recently identified concept, the State of Wisconsin is working on incorporating it into the 720 hours of varied instruction these recruits receive. Until it is officially incorporated, Officer Andrichik speaks to our recruits about what to look for to identify trafficking in their various jurisdictions in the sexual assault phase of their training. I appreciate you sharing her knowledge with us and she is always up to date and seems to have her finger on the pulse of local situations that affect all of us.”
We are proud to have Officer Andrichik on our Speaker’s Bureau along with the many other professionals on our team that make sure this training is available to all. Check out the #EndItWI Campain Invitation below and consider how you or your organization can join us to stop human trafficking, together.
Check out the #EndItWI Campaign Invitation below to learn how you can get involved.
Education and awareness continue to be our best weapons in the fight against human trafficking and you can use your voice and social media for good by sharing what you know. Thank you for joining the fight.
You can also donate to support the advocacy, training, and education we provide at no cost to participants, and we thank you for taking this fight seriously by investing in it.
From the Statute: Wisconsin Stat. 948.075 Use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. (1) Whoever uses a computerized communication system to communicate with an individual who the actor believes or has reason to believe has not attained the age of 16 years with the intent to have sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the individual in violation of s.948.02(1) or (2) is guilty of a Class C felony.