Hundreds of young people will be learning about how to spot the signs of human trafficking thanks to backing from the Nashville Predators Foundation.
Schoolchildren across Tennessee will receive vital training to recognise the signs of trafficking, what to do if they suspect it is happening and how to help others at risk.
Hope for Justice has received a generous grant of $6,500 from the Preds foundation to enable staff to provide education and training.
Hundreds of children are trafficked in Tennessee every year, according to studies by the TBI. David Lord, US Partnerships Manager for Hope for Justice, said: “Human trafficking is very much a hidden crime in Tennessee and one we are determined to see the end of. Many members of the public including young people may often come across human trafficking in their day-to-day life without being aware of it.”
The grant was announced by the Foundation as part of its largest one-time donation to charitable organizations since it was established in 1998.
The Foundation posted on Facebook: “It was our privilege to award $675,962 to a wide range of organizations working hard to do amazing things in our community!”