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Does Human Trafficking Occur in Benton & Linn Counties?

Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Human trafficking is a societal issue that is prevalent in every state, city and community, including Benton and Linn counties. We have dozens, if not hundreds, of survivors living around us on a daily basis: in schools, on the streets, in our hospitals and in our favorite restaurants or stores. The Department of Justice identifies human trafficking as a “public health crisis.” IHN-CCO, with the Linn/Benton Anti-Trafficking Coalition, is dedicated to addressing this issue with trauma-informed and evidence-based practices.

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Facts About Human Trafficking 


About 1% of Human Trafficking survivors are ever identified.1

Trafficking can happen in every state, city, and community.2

While trafficking can impact people of any race, gender or social status, certain populations have been identified as more vulnerable to trafficking. These groups are LGBTQ+ youth, unhoused populations, survivors of previous assault, people experiencing mental or physical disability and Black, Indigenous and other People of Color.3

The National Center for Missing or Exploited Children reported a 93% increase
in online enticement reports during COVID-19.

The average age a person is first trafficked is 12 years old.5

1.  OnWatch Traininng.     2. National Human Trafficking Hotline.     3. National Human Trafficking Hotline.    
4. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.     5. Homeland Security Digital Library.

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Learn About Us

The Linn/Benton Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a network of organizations and professionals who are passionate about the abolishment of human trafficking in our community. We strive to educate service providers and community members about this issue, as well as improve services for survivors who live in our community. Some of our community services include:

  • Housing/emergency shelter.
  • Case management.
  • Safety planning.
  • Medical care.
  • Data collection.
  • Community education.
  • Food, clothing and hygiene supplies.
  • Gas.
  • Legal aid.

Get to Know Our Local Partners

ABC House

Serving survivors of child abuse.


Serving survivors of rape and domestic violence.

Jackson Street Youth Services

Serving youth experiencing housing instability.

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Get Involved

The number one question we are asked is: “How can I help? How can I get involved?” There are many ways to support our efforts and help survivors of human trafficking.  

  • Take a training on human trafficking.
  • Talk with friends and family after your training.
  • Visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
  • Support survivor-led organizations.
  • Support or volunteer at one of our community organizations.
  • Join the Epik Project to drive cultural change and end sexual exploitation.
  • Get involved in the Linn/Benton Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Contact [email protected].

Find Training Opportunities

On Watch

On Watch training is designed for everyone with the intent to combat trafficking through education and encouragement to learn more and share information with co-workers, neighbors, family and friends.

National Criminal Justice Training Center

The National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) is dedicated to equipping criminal justice professionals with the right training and tools to affect lasting and meaningful change in the communities they serve.


AEqiutas (EH-qui-tahs) offers training related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence and human trafficking.

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