Updated on 8/15/2022 to include the new organization name.
We hear that a lot from the citizens of Fairfax County. Being one of the nation’s wealthiest counties, it is something of a shock when people learn of our struggle with human sex trafficking. They become even more concerned when they learn that the humans they primarily traffic are just teenagers. So how did we get here and what can we do to solve the problem?
This excellent article by Marisa M. Machino for the Washingtonian gives an in-depth overview of the situation we face, how we got here, and what we can do to protect our youth. The Just Ask Prevention Project (now Anti-Trafficking International) is here to address the challenge of human trafficking in our community and provide information to help you or someone you know avoid or escape the pitfalls of this nefarious underworld. Please get in touch if you have something to share or are in need of help.