AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Agawam’s school district held a community assembly at Agawam High School, Tuesday night, to talk about the growing issue of domestic human trafficking.
The program “Say Something” is designed to help students and law enforcement learn the warning signs of human trafficking, and how to intervene safely.
Jody Dyess, the National Director of F.R.E.E. International, told 22News human trafficking is an issue that happens in even the safest cities, which is why 200,000 children across the country have gone under the radar.
“Some of the things that students need to look for, especially in other students that are possibly in a trafficking situation is changing their appearance, like over dressing. Maybe dressing a little too scantily,” said Dyess.
Domestic human trafficking generates 32-billion dollars each year, making it the world’s third largest illegal market.