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SHERIDAN — Over the past five years, public understanding about human trafficking in Wyoming has increased drastically, according to a study by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. Sheridan-based nonprofit Uprising shares the credit for spreading awareness and education. Uprising’s co-founders have pushed their goals further in the past five months, having trained more than 500 people [...]
Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday declared January “Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” to raise awareness of the problem. “It’s important to recognize that it is occurring in Wyoming and that victims and survivors come from all backgrounds,” Gordon said on Facebook. “I want to thank both those who have had the courage to speak up [...]
Governor Mark Gordon signs proclamation declaring January “Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month”
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- Governor Mark Gordon (R-WY) signed a proclamation in the Governor's Ceremonial Conference Room at the Capitol Building on Thursday, January 9, 2020. During the ceremony members of different organizations and state agencies across Wyoming talked about the importance of awareness when it comes to trafficking situations. Uprising is an organization [...]
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming could soon enforce stricter prison sentences for adults facing repeat human trafficking convictions. A new bill set to be introduced in the upcoming legislative session would impose a minimum 25-year prison sentence to adults who have multiple felony convictions of human trafficking. The minimum 25-year prison sentence is already imposed when [...]
ROCK SPRINGS — April Moreno, the co-founder of Sweetwater Against Trafficking, gave a presentation on the sobering realities of human trafficking during the Rotary Club’s Nov. 19 meeting. She began her presentation with the startling statistic that 1 in 5 vehicles seen driving along an interstate is likely to be carrying someone who is being [...]