Friday, June 14, 2013

Trafficking foster care kids
A congressional committee heard testimony from a homeless teen that described how she was easy prey for sex trafficking. She urged congress to do more to stop the trafficking of kids who are homeless or in the foster care system. According to the National Center for prosecution of child abuse, 100-thousand kids are exploited each year and between 50 to 80-percent are connected with the foster care system. Survivor Asia Graves says every time she visits a school to talk about the issue, she finds someone who can relate to her experience… “It’s horrifying to go into middle school and have girls say they’ve been approached by pimps or by johns, men who buy sex.” Graves told lawmakers there is a need for specialized foster care for trafficking victims and more training for social workers to identify them. In Virginia, advocates for foster children agree. Amy Woolard is with Voices for Virginia’s Children. “Here in Virginia we have around five thousand kids in foster care. The majority of them come in to the system on some kind of abuse or neglect issue.” The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation last year to provide teachers with awareness and training materials about trafficking. (CC)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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  • A Unicoi Man is Arrested for Writing Bad Checks
  • Elizabethton Man Pulled over for Traffic Violation, Gets Arrested for Meth Sales
  • Bristol Man Accused of Murder Waives Extradition to Arizona
  • Elizabethton Fire Under Investigation as Suspicious
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  • Fidelitone Moves to Carter County to Expand and Add Jobs
  • Report of Man Threatening Coach, Athletes in Rogersville Under Investigation
  • Comptroller Announces All 95 TN Counties Have Budgets in Place by Aug. 31
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  • Two from Greene County Among Three Dozen Arrested in "Ice" Bust
  • Charges Dismissed Against Roan Mountain Double Murder Suspect
  • Bristol Lawyer Who Stole from Firm Given Four Month Prison Sentence
  • Shooting Death in Greene County Ruled Accidental
  • Toddler Found Wondering in Elizabethton Parking Lot, Mother Charged with Neglect
  • Woman Convicted in Scott County Murder Case Wants a Jury Trial
  • Man Arrested for Raping a Child at Warriors Path State Park



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