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Human Trafficking Support

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Human Trafficking Support

Through victim services, education & outreach, and strategic partnerships, we are Utah’s catalyst to create a state where all forms of human trafficking are intolerable.

Located in Salt Lake City, with statewide reach, we serve Utah’s human trafficking survivors of all ages, genders, trafficking types, and immigration statuses.

In 2022, we served 580 victims, made hundreds of contacts via outreach, and trained 2,600+ community members on trafficking. As a result of this track record, the Utah Attorney General’s Office (AGO) partnered with us to form the first Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force whereby the AGO is tasked to investigate and prosecute human trafficking in Utah while the Asian Association of Utah is tasked to provide direct victim services to human trafficking survivors.

Read About Our Human Trafficking Support Stories

It is out of compassion and gratitude that the local Asian community in Salt Lake City has been helping refugees, refugee youth, and human trafficking victims through the extensive social service arm of the Asian Association of Utah. In addition, we host an annual Utah Asian Festival each year to celebrate the diverse Asian cultures in Utah. The 47th Utah Asian Festival is Saturday, June 8th. This video was created to share more about it as we launch a Virtual Fundraising Campaign for AAU.

The Harriet Tubman Fellowship supports survivor-leaders like Anthony who are dedicated to combating human trafficking and empowering survivors.

What happens to the human trafficking victims after an arrest of the traffickers? It seems like we see a story in the news about a labor trafficking or sex trafficking arrest in our local community each month. What doesn't usually make the news, is that the Asian Association of Utah is the primary organization that assists the human trafficking victims in Utah.

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