New website assists human trafficking victims in Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Attorney General has launched a new website to assist people who are or have been victims of human trafficking.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced Tuesday the website WATraffickingHelp.Org serves as a resource for victims ready to break free of their trafficker and rebuild their lives.
Ferguson says a recent shut-down of online sex trade market websites such as Backpage.com has caused an influx in trafficking survivors in need of resources to move forward.
This website collects resources, creating a comprehensive list of services for victims including support groups, shelter, mental health and more.
Ferguson said because trafficking victims are often immigrants, the website is offered in more than 100 languages.
The Attorney General's Office funds and maintains the website. Various organizations and human trafficking survivors helped to create this website with Ferguson.
More information on this resource can be found here.