January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Nearly 100 human trafficking cases were reported in Wisconsin in 2017 and that increased 20-percent in 2018. In the United States, a child is bought or sold for sex every two minutes.
Officials say much of the focus is on preventing the trafficking of children and adolescents, but trafficking can occur at any age. Wisconsin has several anti-human trafficking initiatives with resources available on the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families website.