Every time you shop on Amazon you can support South West Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. You must be thinking how is that possible? The answer is on Amazon Smile through these one-time 3 easy steps:- Step 1 – Go to www.smile.amazon.com (link is on the bottom right side of the website), Step 2 – Sign in to your Amazon account and Step 3- Choose SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force from the drop down menu of non-profit organizations where you would like to make your contribution. How does Amazon Smile work to be a win-win situation? Every time you shop on Amazon, if a retailerRead More →

Kidnapping Investigation of a Covert Teen Girl Through Social Media In a recent investigation two suspects were alleged of kidnapping a 14 year old Covert girl on Nov. 04. The two men named Jacob Chox, 21 of New Orleans and another 25 year old man from Houston (whose name has not been released) lured the girl away from Covert in November through the use of cell phone. The victim was in foster care and was not allowed to use Internet by her foster parents. Still she managed to connect with the suspects via Internet through her friends’ cell phone. It took almost a month forRead More →

Support SW MI Human Trafficking by shopping Amazon Smile Amazon Smile is a painless and FREE way to help our task force with purchases you make every day on Amazon. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and sign in to your account and choose SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force as the charity that you wish to support from the drop down menu. Then every time you shop on Amazon, if a retailer participates, your purchase will result in a 0.5% donation to our task force with nothing additional from you. It’s a win-win situation. Thank you so much for taking the 3 minutes to do thisRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 18, 2015 Contact: Steve Yencich (517) 267-8989 (work) (517) 256-5657 (cell)   MLTA among 1st in nation to partner with SAFE Action Project Lodging industry works to eliminate child exploitation MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Michigan’s lodging and tourism industry took a bold step forward to combat the commercial exploitation of children in partnership with the national Safeguarding Adolescents From Exploitation (SAFE) Action Project. Michigan Lodging & Tourism Association’s (MLTA) Board of Directors approved the effort Sept. 15 during its quarterly meeting. Michigan becomes the third state to join the initiative developed by the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute. “As an industry, weRead More →

Hats off to the Chattanooga Police Dept. & TBI. 20 predators off the street is a huge deal! Keep up the great work. ‪‬ ‪20 Men Arrested In ‘Operation Someone Like Me’ Human Trafficking Investigation. Authorities said they arrested 20 men in an operation to combat human trafficking in Tennessee.  Of the 20 men 12 were from the state of Tennessee, 7 from Georgia, and 1 from Alabama.  This is the third operation like this in the state of Tennesee.  #EndslaveryTN  Full Article.Read More →