Invited to be a keynote speaker to present my research titled, “Riding Shotgun in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.” This conference was wonderfully organized and the speakers were very engaging to listen to!
We are most excited about our Collaboration Agreement with Mosaic Family Services. Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence.
All of the incidents reported through the Operation Compass North Texas mobile app will be sent to our North Texas partners Mosaic Family Services and when appropriate, on to the Dallas Police Department. This vital information, the result of empowered citizens being able to report what they’ve seen, enables Mosaic to provide aid it might not otherwise, and helps Dallas Police bring tra ckers to justice.
Texas is second in the nation behind California in the number of reported human trafficking cases. That’s when people, including children, are sold into forced labor or the sex trade. The crimes are often unreported.
A graduate student from UNT, Lisa Mercer, aims to change that with a smartphone app.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas design research graduate student created a smartphone app that aims to help people — especially truck drivers — report incidents of human trafficking. Lisa Mercer developed Operation Compass with the goal of compiling a database that will automatically collect and sort the incidents.