Putting a Stop to Human Trafficking
Project NO REST is designed to increase awareness of human trafficking affecting children and youth, especially those involved in the child welfare system in North Carolina; to reduce the number of these youth who are trafficked; and to improve outcomes for those who are trafficked. This is being accomplished through bringing together government agencies, organizations, and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan to address human trafficking among youth age 25 and younger and to implement that plan in five counties or groups of counties across the state. The project is housed at the School of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill.
UNC leads collaborative effort to end child trafficking in NC
In an effort to reduce the number of child trafficking cases in North Carolina, UNC is leading a collaborative effort with key stakeholders in the state through Project NO REST.
Ending human trafficking requires everyone's support
Human trafficking, in the form of both labor and sex trafficking, can happen in our own neighborhoods and communities, and traffickers can be average community members, parents, students and friends.
More action needed to end human trafficking in NC
Until 2013, when North Carolina became the 13th state to pass a "Safe Harbor" law, victims who had been pimped out were subject to the same level offense as their pimps.