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Audio: Rockwall Group Helps Victims Of Trafficking, Raises Awareness

Rebecca Jowers, left, and Stephanie Dillon of the Pioema Foundation work to further the organizations mission of helping victims, increasing awareness, and fighting the scourge of human trafficking.
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Rebecca Jowers, left, and Stephanie Dillon of the Pioema Foundation work to further the organizations mission of helping victims, increasing awareness, and fighting the scourge of human trafficking.

Texas ranks second in the nation in reported cases of human trafficking. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone, this criminal industry is estimated to generate almost a hundred million dollars annually through the sale of forced labor. Many of the victims are minors forced into sexual service.

In this week’s broadcast of North By Northeast, we spoke with Rebecca Jowers, director of the Poiema Foundation, a Rockwall-based organization that helps trafficking victims re-start their lives. We were also joined by Stephanie Dillon, program coordinator for the Poiema Foundation, herself a survivor of trafficking.

Human trafficking – how people are fighting the perpetrators and helping the victims. That as the topic on this week’s North By Northeast – if you didn’t hear the live broadcast, you can hear it below.

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