Transit Monitoring & Interception: How It Works
We attack trafficking at the most strategic moment—while it is in the process of occurring and BEFORE men, women, and children have been exploited or enslaved:
- To date, Love Justice has 43 different transit-monitoring stations located where trafficking occurs—near important border crossings or transit hubs in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Benin, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Rwanda, Namibia, and Cambodia.
- When highly trained Love Justice staff notice a sign of trafficking, they stop the suspected trafficker and potential victim for an interview to determine if trafficking is occurring. If staff members recognize a red flag, they continue their questioning, separating the potential victim and suspected trafficker.
- If further questioning reveals additional red flags, Love Justice staff take action by contacting the potential victim’s family, questioning the suspected trafficker, and if the situation warrants it, contacting the police to deal with the suspected trafficker further.
- The potential victim arrives at one of our shelters for protection, aftercare, and education about the dangers of trafficking as we assess if it is safe for the potential victim to return home.
- We interview victims to gather data and criminal intelligence to assist our process of convicting traffickers. When possible, we guide the victim through filing a legal case against her trafficker.
BEYOND TRANSIT MONITORING & INTERCEPTION
While transit monitoring and interception are our primary work, our approach to anti-trafficking also includes:
Our staff is continually collecting and analyzing data in order to better understand trafficking trends and networks. This is crucial in helping to improve our operations, prosecute traffickers, and identify targets for investigations.
Prosecution and conviction of traffickers are the primary goals of our investigations department because we believe they are vital to fighting the industry at its core and stopping hundreds of lives from being trafficked in the process.
Love Justice is passionate about taking a proactive approach in the mission to end trafficking through strategic, intelligence-led investigations that PREVENT victims from being enslaved in the horrendous industry of trafficking.