See What SOUTH CAROLINA is Doing
Today, adults and children are being bought and sold for sex in the United States. This is not isolated to any geographical location, race, or socioeconomic class, nor is this a new problem. Sex trafficking has existed in our country for generations and it is time to take necessary steps that protect victims from men who purchase sex illegally and traffickers who sell people for sex. This is why Georgia’s Attorney General, Sam Olens, created the nationwide ‘Not Buying It’ initiative. The goal for this initiative is to encourage all 50 states to get involved in the ‘Not Buying It’ initiative so, together, in partnership with law enforcement, we can:
- Aggressively pursue and prosecute those who purchase sex illegally,
- Promote training for mandated reporters so they can effectively recognize, report and support victims of sex trafficking, and
- Incentivize businesses and civic organizations to engage in the fight to end sex trafficking.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR COMMUNITY?
- It is crucial to public safety that law enforcement is appropriately trained to recognize perpetrators of sex trafficking in your community.
- Law enforcement trained to recognize and refer services to sex trafficking victims can effectively reduce crime in your community.
- Children in your community are more adequately protected when public school teachers and other mandatory reporters are trained to recognize and report potential child victims of sex trafficking.
- Businesses in your community can play a major role in decreasing sex trafficking incidences by reducing or eliminating occurrences that take place on their premises and among their employees and customers.