“I commend Houston for bringing the scourge of human trafficking to the forefront in our community during Houston's Human Trafficking Awareness Month. During this month – and throughout the entire year, our community brings together federal, state and local government officials, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, health care professionals and volunteers who are devoted to fighting this modern day slavery. It is important that we continue this work together so that we can end this crime and restore its victims.”

Houston recognizes September as Human Trafficking Awareness month through a variety of events including “Shine the Light on Human Trafficking” on September 24th.