Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force releases annual report

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FILE PHOTO: A walk against human trafficking sets off from various starting points five minutes apart all around the globe, including one in Temecula. Lexington Howe photo
ANAHEIM  - Volunteers who aid human trafficking victims had to get creative with their assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, according to an annual report released today. For instance, a Salvation Army support group for victims of foreign countries is a "safe place'' for them to "share their stories and feelings or quietly listen to others if they don't feel ready to share,'' according to the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force report. That support group is often the "only space'' where they can express their feelings, the group said. However, the pandemic and lockdown restrictions shut it down for a time. Volunteers figured out how to revive the group by providing "laptops with camera access so that participants could transition into attending the support group in
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