(NewsNation) — With tens of thousands flooding into Las Vegas for the Super Bowl on Sunday, one nonprofit is partnering with the police to keep people, particularly young women, safe.
Signs of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking, has joined forces with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to address the anticipated surge in human trafficking during the Super Bowl festivities.
Kim Small, CEO of Signs of Hope, highlighted the correlation between major events and an increase in human trafficking. “When large events come to Las Vegas, we see a rise in these numbers,” Small said during an interview on “NewsNation Now.”
It’s Las Vegas’ first time hosting the event, and officials expect it to draw more than 330,000 visitors.
Despite conflicting beliefs about a significant increase in human trafficking during the Super Bowl, Small emphasized that the issue extends beyond specific events.
(Story by Damita Menezes, NewsNation, found at ozarksfirst.com)