John Wayne Airport recently engaged Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice to provide comprehensive awareness and action training on human trafficking to Airport tenants and employees.
As major transportation hubs, airports are well-positioned to recognize human trafficking throughout their facilities. Learning key indicators of human trafficking, raising awareness of the crime, and knowing how to report suspected trafficking incidents are just some of the ways John Wayne Airport is training staff to play a critical role in ending this crime.
“It is incredibly important that we provide the tools and training for our employees to stay alert and maintain awareness for potential instances of criminality throughout the Airport,” said Barry Rondinella, Airport Director.
The Global Center for Women and Justice is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the global status of women, children, at-risk and vulnerable populations and end human trafficking through research, education, advocacy, collaboration, and hope.
Along with staff training, John Wayne Airport continues to collaborate with U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat human trafficking. Informational signage from the national public awareness Blue Campaign is strategically placed throughout the Terminal to educate guests on how to report suspected instances of human trafficking.