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The Justice Project
Racine police Human Trafficking Task Force Officer Neil Lofy. Photo credit: K. Scott Abrams

The recovery of 13 women this week from sex trafficking underlined the necessary work of The Justice Project presented at a benefit dinner Tuesday.

Justin and Rawan Shrum, co-founders of The Justice Project, gave the keynote address and explained how prevalent human trafficking is throughout the world and that – as evidenced by this most recent case in Racine County – it touches even our community.

They said they were called to action after they heard in church the story of an African woman who was trafficked to Italy and forced into prostitution. When she sought help to escape, not even law enforcement would help her.

The Shrums were preceded by Karri Hennig, founder of the Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Racine police Human Trafficking Task Force Officer Neil Lofy while Naomi Moore provided the musical entertainment for a crowd of about 120 citizens.