When the movie “Taken” was released, it gave audiences a scenario to link with their fear of human trafficking. This scenario has come to mind for plenty of people as the way human trafficking works: being dragged out of a home or off the streets into a van by a kidnapper. While it can’t be said for all cases of human trafficking, that isn’t how it generally takes place.
Michigan State University’s (MSU) College of Nursing has taken a step toward increasing reporting and minimizing human trafficking by creating a training program to teach students about this serious public health issue. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 943 human trafficking cases have been reported in the state of Michigan from 2007 to 2017. …
The shelter is expected to be open in January and will be off-site, YWCA Kalamazoo Development Manager Emily Deering said.
The Michigan Attorney General’s office has released a new training video designed to help medical professionals spot cases of human trafficking. The AG’s office tells us many human trafficking victims have interactions with doctors and nurses during
ADRIAN — A co-defendant in an alleged case of human trafficking in Adrian was charged Monday in Lenawee County District Court.Kayla Young-Cooke, 28, of Adrian is charged with two counts of human trafficking, one involving involuntary servitude of a minor involved in commercial sex acts and the other involving forced labor of a minor, commercial sex acts and serious injury. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 24 in district court.A co-defendant, Ray Jerrill-Bruce Culbertson, 45,