Start Date: 4/24/2019 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/24/2019 2:00 PM EDT
Busing on the Lookout (BOTL): Training America’s School Bus Drivers to Identify & Report Human Trafficking
Human trafficking — or modern-day slavery — is the exploitation of human beings through force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labor. There are an estimated 40 million victims of human trafficking globally, including thousands of school age children in the United States.
Traffickers recruit victims out of schools and some children may continue to attend school even while they are being trafficked or groomed at night. School bus drivers see students almost every day as they transport them between home and school. They are often keenly aware of changes in students’ behavior, moods, physical appearance, and attendance. School bus drivers are uniquely positioned to see if new or different people are waiting to pick up a student at the bus stop or at school and may even observe signs of controlling or manipulative behavior.
Participants in this webinar will learn more about the crime of human trafficking and how to partner with Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) so that all pupil transportation managers and school bus drivers are equipped with the information necessary to help fight human trafficking as part of their everyday jobs.
Speaker: Annie Sovcik, Program Director - Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)
Cost: FREE for NAPT Members