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All slavery is but the arbitrary will of one person over another.
Martin Delaney
"Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to exploit victims for commercial sex or labor purposes. More than 18,000 victims are trafficked into the U.S. annually and more than half of those victims are children".

- New Mexico Attorney General Gary King
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The Life Link Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative provides long-term, comprehensive, rights-based aftercare services for victims of Human Trafficking. Part of the services provided include collaborating nationwide to effectively serve as a modern-day "underground railroad", connecting people and resources from city to city and state to state. Carefully considering client choice and safety issues, this effort links victims to the appropriate programs, communities, and resources that promote a life of health and well-being.

These life-saving efforts require financial support, and The Life Link and other local partner agencies such as Copper Pointe have struggled to identify resources to make this happen. Some of the expenses include travel costs, lodging, money for food, clothing, and supplies along the way. The Life Link has coordinated with agencies from numerous states to bring clients to our aftercare program, as well as helping clients to get closer to home and support systems in other states where their needs can be better served.

If you would like to contribute to this critical work, please donate and specify that you would like your donation to go to the 505 GET FREE effort!
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On 14 February 2014, in collaboration with the global campaign One Billion Rising For Justice, the Life Link Training Institute is hosting a Southwest Human Trafficking Symposium. 

Join us at the historic La Fonda Hotel, at the end of the Santa Fe Trail, as we RISE against modern day slavery, including all forms of Human Trafficking.  We RISE to raise community response, to increase law enforcement response, to raise awareness, to raise the dignity of victims and to elevate the standards of aftercare.  

The symposium will explore the multidimensional impact of modern day slavery on the victims and society in which it occurs. By examining issues including the stigma of sex trafficking, community, civic, and law enforcement responses, and the challenges to healing and recovery, this gathering aspires to raise the standard of care victims are receiving and move the field toward a dignified, human rights-based approach to comprehensive, best-practice aftercare.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is an invitation to break free from confinement, obligation, shame, guilt, grief, pain, humiliation, rage, and bondage. It is a call to bring on revolutionary justice.  Join us!

Space is Limited
For more information, and to register, visit
www.symposium.lltraininginstitute.org

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The Life Link is pleased that Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry is supporting the 505-GET-FREE outreach campaign to reach victims of human trafficking. He is dedicated to combating human trafficking, ensuring victims receive quality aftercare, and raising community awareness of this critical issue.


Pictured (left to right):
Delaney Woodward, Special Assistant to Mayor Richard J. Berry
Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry
Lynn Sanchez, Life Link Human Trafficking Program Director
Justin Wagner, Life Link Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist