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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 [...]

Uprising works to confront human trafficking across Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states. Uprising Wyoming is a nonprofit working to empower communities across the state to confront the problem. Human trafficking is a nuanced crime that isn’t always easy to identify. Sex trafficking is any sex act that is done in exchange for [...]

Wyoming 211 August DEEP DIVE: Uprising

Uprising is a nonprofit agency dedicated to empowering Wyomingites in the battle against human trafficking and exploitation. Through their outreach efforts, they provide education and increase awareness of this ever-growing problem with the goal of preventing future victimization and exploitation of vulnerable individuals.  Wyoming 2-1-1 reached out to Uprising recently for more information about their organization and services. Q: One [...]

Agencies take steps against trafficking

GREEN RIVER – Representatives from Uprising Wyoming made a presentation to the Green River city council during a workshop Tuesday, July 5. Uprising Wyoming is a non-profit organization that empowers communities, volunteers and donors to confront human trafficking and exploitation through awareness, education and outreach. The presentation included information regarding the issues of human trafficking [...]

An organization in Sheridan seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking in Wyoming

Uprising is an organization based in Sheridan that seeks to prevent human trafficking through education, outreach, and awareness. Since they launched in 2019, they’ve built connections within the Sheridan law enforcement and professional community and are seeking to build statewide awareness through these initiatives. Uprising recently held their firstGreater Rockier Immersive Training (GRIT) conference in Sheridan to [...]

‘BECOMING THE GO-TO’ Uprising celebrates prevention, professional training wins in annual impact report

SHERIDAN — Local anti-human-trafficking nonprofit Uprising released its 2021 Impact Report this week, demonstrating the organization’s expanding community partnerships, prevention programs and professional trainings. The highlight of the report, Uprising Executive Director Terri Markham said, is the increase in training and education programming Uprising has been able to organize this year. “We’re becoming the go-to. When people [...]

Internet Crimes Against Children on the Rise in Wyoming

Internet crimes against children, ranging from sexual abuse and trafficking to distributing pornography, are on the rise nationally and statewide. ”We are busier than we’ve ever been in the history of Wyoming,” said Chris McDonald, special agent of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and commander of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force since [...]


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