We’re making an important statement during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Knowing the facts about human trafficking is vital for understanding this global problem that affect us locally. In a timely article published by the Daily Pilot this month, Waymakers’ Executive Director Ronnetta Johnson and Vanguard University’s Dr. Sandra Morgan share their expert viewpoints and direct experiences with how human trafficking occurs in Orange County.
This essential opinion piece dispels some of the myths about how traffickers recruit victims and addresses the dangers of spreading misinformation on social media. The authors cite their work with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and assisting victims to educate readers about the realities of human trafficking. They also provide links to credible resources for the public to fact check information before sharing on social media platforms.