Rock Springs Ready to Join Battle Against Human Trafficking

ROCK SPRINGS — Uprising, a nonprofit group that educates communities about human trafficking, is asking the City of Rock Springs for help in the fight against sex trafficking in Rock Springs. During a recent Rock Springs City Council meeting, Uprising Cofounder and Executive Director Terri Markham said Uprising’s mission is to educate communities about what human [...]

City joins fights against sex trafficking

ROCK SPRINGS – Representatives from Uprising Wyoming made a presentation to the Rock Springs city council on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Uprising Wyoming is a non-profit organization that helps communities confront human trafficking and exploitation through awareness, education and outreach. The presentation included information regarding the issues of human trafficking in Sweetwater County and how new [...]

‘You don’t figure that would happen around here:’ Gillette human trafficking sting brings training and awareness

A shrewd whistle cut through the air. “There’s a white pickup pulling up,” said Natalie Perkins, from her post looking out of the hotel room’s window. The room full of people went still. The air conditioner hummed and traffic was heard from the road outside the Gillette hotel. Then a few moments later she signaled [...]

Uprising Agency Discusses Human Trafficking in Casper

Human trafficking is happening everywhere, including Wyoming, and it's hiding in plain sight. That's according to Terri Markham, co-founder and executive director of a non-profit agency called Uprising based in Sheridan. According to Uprising, "Trafficking is a serious problem everywhere. It stems from the demand people have to purchase sex. Unfortunately, anywhere there are people, there will [...]

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