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Where to find hope for victims of human trafficking

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In America, where we show our support for kidnapped Nigerian school girls or read that the terrorist organization ISIS has earned millions through human trafficking in the Middle East, it’s easy to believe that human trafficking is something that happens far away, to other people’s children. But according to the U.S. Department of Justice, 300,000 children in the United States are at risk for being sold into prostitution . This month, while your own children are excitedly making new friends at school, many others in this country are not nearly so lucky. The statistics are heartbreaking enough to make you want to close your eyes and pretend the problem doesn’t exist. Learning, for example, that a woman or child working…

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