On Tuesday June 21st, the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department will be having a discussion on human trafficking http://humantrafficking.org/. The talk will be form 12-1 pm and presented by The Council Against Domestic Violence. Huntington County’s Deputy Prosecutor, Jennifer Pyclik http://www.huntington.in.us/county/department/division.php?fDD=40-177will be giving the talk on the 2nd floor of the Sheriff’s Department.
According to the statistics provided by the Huntington Herald-Press, human trafficking is the 3rd largest illegal trade in the world following only weapons and drugs.
- Earns $31 billion yearly
- 2.5 million people are in forced positions
- Avg. age is 18-24
- 1.2 million children a year
- 43% are in the sex trade
- 14,000-16,000 brought to the US yearly
- 244,000-325,000 children at risk for the sex trades
The program will involve identifying victims, tracking financial and psychological coercion, those involved in the trade, and what the law says is human trafficking. http://www.standagainsttrafficking.com/
Deputy Prosecutor Pyclik has been an attorney for the Indiana Department of Child Services before obtaining her current position in 2008. She earned her BS in Quantitative Agriculture Economics from Purdue and her Masters in Russian and East European Studies rom Chapel Hill’s campus of the University of North Carolina. She also has her JD from IU School of Law. She was led to writing her thesis on human trafficking while doing her internship with the Czech government.