Northeast Arkansas with it’s Ozark Mountain vistas to lush farmlands doesn’t seem like the place you’d expect to see trafficking, but PATH Area Representative, Megan Brown can tell you otherwise. “Unfortunately”, says Megan, “human trafficking, especially sex-trafficking goes on everywhere. No place is exempt.”
One of the first potential trafficking cases in 2012, intercepted by a PATH volunteer, was out of Northeast Arkansas in a rural area about 40 miles north of Jonesboro. The small framed, freckle-faced teen was met by PATH advocates prior to boarding a plane to Dallas for her “big modeling job”. Her life was saved because someone recognized this as a potential trafficking case and notified PATH. This is just one of several cases out of this area, most involving teens. Is it worse in this area? No, but it’s often the sweet, naïve areas that traffickers target due to the lack of education on how to stay safe and what to watch for. Megan saw the need and took a stand for the vulnerable and targeted population.
Megan joined the PATH Team in 2012 and immediately began educating NEA communities and providing advocacy for those in her area. As a wife, mom and CASA volunteer, Megan stays busy, but her love and compassion for abused kids keeps her going strong. Megan has hosted educational events, joined in legislative efforts to strengthen laws, assisted with PATH Victim Services Training and served as an exceptional advocate in her area. To join Megan and others in the fight against trafficking in the Northeast Arkansas area, contact Glenn at email@example.com . And when you see Megan, tell her what a great job she’s doing.
Hey, while you’re clicking around in here, check out other Area Representatives and ways to get involved. You can also sign up for a PATH Victim Services and Awareness Training here: http://pathsaves.org/opportunities/training-2/
PATH exists to advocate on the behalf of those victimized by sex-trafficking and sexual assault, provide services that promote healing in a Christ-centered, trauma focused care setting, and educates communities, educators and professionals across the state on how to spot and manage trafficking and survivors.
Interested in Volunteering with us? Come to our next training to learn the basics of human trafficking, what it is, who it affects, and what’s being don’t to battle trafficking right here in Jonesboro, surrounding cities and across the state.
Training and a background check is mandatory to volunteer in a client care area.
For more information write to us at info@PATHsaves.org
Our outreach team exists to bring unconditional love to those trapped in the sex-industry right where they are.
Training and a background check is mandatory to join the Outreach Team.
Hands on outreach may not be for everyone. If you are interested in helping, but not sure about this venue, you can do so by helping in other ways (see the volunteer page) or by donating $5 gift cards to places like Walmart or fast food restaurants.
Watch for upcoming events in Northeast Arkansas by following the PATH Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/partnersagainsttraffickinghumans/
Contact our Northeast Arkansas Representative by emailing Megan firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Little Rock office 501-993-1641
Have you heard about training and want to get involved? PATH offers 4-5 trainings a year around the state. All training dates and locations are listed on the Training page under Opportunities.