Training and outreach remain central components of our work in Arizona. This year, we have trained over 925 individuals, provided 1,000 labor trafficking outreach cards to day laborers in Maricopa County as part of Project ALTO, and distributed 1,450 training brochures for parents, teens, educators, and special education professionals.
In addition to providing trainings and technical assistance, the Arizona Program received a second year of STOP funding to identify and serve minor victims of sex trafficking through expansion of the Collaborative model. We have worked with Mercy Care, the Department of Child Safety, and partners in Coconino, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma, and Santa Cruz Counties to connect multidisciplinary stakeholders, support their anti-trafficking efforts, and gain an understanding of the resources and training needed.
Through our School Prevention project, the McCain Institute works directly with schools and youth-serving organizations to prevent child sex trafficking. Our primary prevention toolkit, created in collaboration with stakeholders from child safety, juvenile courts and probation, community services, and K-12 personnel, provides schools with actionable steps to increase safeguards for their students.