Knowledge is power, which is why we do everything we can
Did you know?
There are more slaves today than any other time in history.
Number of slaves in the world today.
Average age of entry into sex trafficking.
(Years) Average life span of a commercial sex slave, once trafficked.
Sex trafficking victims who are children (U.S.)
Sex trafficking victims who are female (U.S.)
More than 100 human trafficking cases were reported in Knox County in 2015.
We train and equip primary responders to ensure
an efficient response to human trafficking cases in our community.
We’re growing the force.
We offer a variety of specialized and general trainings for government and
law enforcement officials, direct services providers, primary responders, and the public at large.
Interested in bringing a training to your group or place of work? We’re happy to get something on the calendar! Book a training with us today!
Through the work of our locally focused task force,
we collaborate with regional partners to mitigate human trafficking in our region.
There’s power in numbers.
We oversee a locally focused, counter-trafficking task force in order to facilitate a more efficient and effective response to human trafficking in Upper East Tennessee. Task force members include representatives from law enforcement agencies at the national, state, and local level; direct service professionals; government officials; and more.
Intervention is stronger in upper East Tennessee thanks to our partners.
- A Step Ahead TN
- Cancer Support Community
- CASA of East Tennessee
- Central Baptist Church- Bearden
- Change Center
- Cherokee Health Systems
- Child Protective Services
- Childhelp Children’s Center of East TN
- Department of Child Services
- Department of Homeland Security
- Ensemble Recovery
- District Attorney’s Office
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Florence Crittenton Agency
- Great Schools Partnership
- Lonsdale & West View
- Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association
- Helen Ross McNabb Center
- Hilton Garden Inn West Knoxville
- Johnson University
- Hope Resource Center
- Knox County Health Department
- Knox County Sheriff’s Office
- Knox Family Justice Center
- Knoxville Police Department
- Project Transition
- Street Hope TN
- Tennessee Advocacy Talk
- Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
- The Point
- US Attorney’s Office
- UT College of Nursing
- UT College of Social Work
- Vanderbilt Center of Excellence
- Youth Villages
- YWCA Knoxville
Through our direct services program, Grow Free Tennessee, we provide survivors of human trafficking with individualized, relational care that fosters restoration and builds long-term relationships.
Advocacy meets aftercare.
In addition to raising awareness, training and equipping primary responders, and overseeing a locally focused counter-trafficking task force, we offer ongoing case management to survivors of human trafficking and coordinate a wide array of aftercare services to meet each individual need, including medical care, drug and alcohol treatment, trauma-informed counseling, legal aid, housing, and more.