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Front Page - Friday, January 20, 2017

TBI increasing awareness of human trafficking with new billboard

Drivers along I-75 near Ringgold Road can see a set of new billboards as part of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s efforts to address the issue of human trafficking.

The billboards are designed to encourage people to visit www.ithastostop.com to learn more about the crime of trafficking and how it impacts Tennessee.

This is the second year the TBI has embarked on an electronic billboard campaign in its effort to educate the public about this issue. January is also National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It’s unacceptable and it’s a crime in Tennessee,” says Mark Gwyn, TBI director. “We hope TBI’s public awareness campaign continues to shed some much-needed light on the issue so we can increase the number of people who insist it has to stop in our state and beyond.”

Funded by a grant from the State of Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs, the billboards will be posted through June.

Source: Tennessee Bureau of