In the illicit massage industry, there is a large gap between those who are being victimized and those bringing traffickers to justice. Traffickers depend on us not closing this gap. If we want to disrupt their bottom line, then we need an approach that prioritizes the backgrounds and experience of exploited workers.
We provide on-the-ground support during IMB network interventions. Our team members apply their industry knowledge, cultural nuance, and language capabilities in order to optimize operations and offer potential victims a safe exit from exploitative situations.
- Training partners in advance of enforcement actions on unique industry insights, common dynamics of victimization, and tips for improved evidence searches
- Providing trauma-informed language services (primarily in Mandarin, Taiwanese, or Cantonese), including trafficking assessments
- Facilitating opportunities for potential victims to access appropriate services, speak with investigators, or safely exit their situation