2011 The Dallas based Traffick 911 hosted a coalition of local and national groups to combat potential sex trafficking at this year’s Super Bowl. These groups included the national organizations Courtney’s House, Florida Coalition against Human Trafficking, The Home Foundation, FREE International, Airline Ambassadors, Global Child Rescue and the KlaasKIDS Foundation. On January 29th, over 220 personnel received training regarding potential indicators of sex trafficking. From January 31st to February 5th, 50 teams totaling 205 workers conducted outreach around the metroplex. Despite the inclement weather, these outreach teams: Made direct contact with 6 potential victims, Notified law enforcement of a vulnerable minor found in Deep Ellum, Provided law enforcement with 43 reports of potential trafficking activity, Provided 9 specific reports regarding missing child sightings and domestic minor sex trafficking Traffick 911 also maintained a command center from January 31st to February 05th and monitored numerous websites used to advertise women and girls as escorts. A definitive increase of ads was noticed leading up to the Super Bowl. For example, advertisements on http://www.backpage.com: Date Escort Ads Saturday, January 15th 135 Saturday, January 22nd 179 Saturday, January 29th 232 Saturday, February 5th 367 Many of these ads featured suggestive titles specifically addressing the Super Bowl and it’s influx of visitors, to include:
Come touchdown in Pleasures Stadium you’ll be Runningback for more no flags no penalties
SUPER BOWL AFTER PARTY OVER HERE!!!! Come Get Your Ultimate Victory!!! Packers Play Date
GO Steelers!!! Pre-game Specials!!! –*Sweet and Sexxy
Traffick 911 would like to thank each of its partners for their participation in the outreach and specifically thank the numerous law enforcement agencies for their efforts, advice and assistance during our outreach. For additional information regarding this report please contact Brad Dennis at (850) 525-4807.