January marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Trafficking can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, or nationality, Wisconsin State Patrol raising awareness
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LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Wisconsin state patrol is raising awareness about a problem La Crosse is not immune to. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Sex trafficking affects La Crosse and officials want people to know what to look for and how to prevent it. The prevalence of sex trafficking in Wisconsin is hard to estimate because it often goes underreported.

Trafficking can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, or nationality. National Human Trafficking Day is Jan. 11.

The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging people to post on social media with #WearBlueDay to bring attention to this crime. The number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-373-7888