Nebraska’s Commercial Sex Market

Every month, 900 individuals are sold for sex online in Nebraska with 70-75% of those sold showing signs for trafficking. Sex trafficking is happening in our state and we are committed to the long-term and comprehensive solutions to ending trafficking. The research, gathered by the Human Trafficking Initiative, conducted through the Heider College of Business at Creighton University, is helping to inform policy change and identify solutions in our community.

This research helped to identify the need for harsher penalties. During the 2017 Nebraska legislative session, the Women’s Fund worked with Senator Patty Pansing Brooks to introduce LB 289 to increase penalties for trafficking and solicitation.

If you see something, say something. If you suspect sex trafficking, report it to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888 or text HELP to BEFREE (233733).

You can learn more about the collaborative effort to raise awareness about sex trafficking in Omaha at www.StopTraffickingTogether.org.