Rutland City Police Hiring Case Manager To Fight Human Trafficking
Victims of human trafficking need help not from police but from social workers—which is why the Rutland City Police Department is hiring a case manager to connect victims to the services they need.
National data tracked more than 240 human trafficking cases in Vermont over the last decade—with dozens of new cases reported and investigated every year.
Commander Matthew Prouty with the Rutland City Police Department says in Southern Vermont human trafficking is often related to drugs and prostitution.
He says police may make the first contact with trafficking victims, but that's not the best way to get them help.
Listen to the full interview above to hear more from Cmdr. Prouty about the human trafficking RCPD sees in the area and why the job will full under the purview of the city's police department.
Broadcast live on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.