Human Trafficking in Wisconsin: How Big of a Problem Is It?
Human trafficking is a serious issue that affects people all over the nation, including right here in Wisconsin. According to recent reports, Wisconsin has seen a significant increase in human trafficking cases in recent years, including in Fond du Lac County.
Victims of human trafficking are often forced into sex work or other forms of labor against their will, with no means of escape. This traumatic experience can have lifelong effects on a person’s physical and mental health.
We must address this issue and take action to prevent human trafficking from happening in our communities. This involves educating ourselves and others about the signs of trafficking, supporting organizations that work to rescue and rehabilitate victims, and advocating for policies that protect vulnerable populations.
Local Fond du Lac Agencies are featured in the below series of stories on human trafficking.