BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Local agencies are coming together to bring awareness to human trafficking.
Court-appointed special advocates of Cameron and Willacy counties partnered up with state agency Common Threads for training on exploitation within foster youth.
The local CASA branch says they recently found a case of human trafficking in the region.
The groups said children in the foster system may be the most vulnerable to this abuse.
“So, they can arm the youth who are about to transition out about all of the dangers. Because this is a group that is very vulnerable to human trafficking,” said Jose Medrano, CASA of Cameron & Willacy Counties.
There are currently an estimated 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas alone.