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Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Region One ESC Highlights Human Trafficking Prevention Efforts

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Region One executive administration, human trafficking prevention specialists, Hidalgo County District Attorney Terry Palacios and Hidalgo County Task Force. Courtesy Image
Region One executive administration, human trafficking prevention specialists, Hidalgo County District Attorney Terry Palacios and Hidalgo County Task Force. Courtesy Image
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EDINBURG, Texas – Continuing its human trafficking prevention efforts, Region One Education Service Center (Region One) Staff highlighted efforts to combat human trafficking during a small gathering held Jan. 11 at the Region One Conference Center in Edinburg.

Hidalgo County District Attorney Terry Palacios proclaims January 2024 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month during a small gathering highlighting efforts to combat trafficking held Jan. 11 at the Region One Conference Center. Courtesy Image
Region One Staff participated in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Wear Blue Day to raise awareness for human trafficking prevention on Jan. 11, 2024. Courtesy Image

Since acquiring $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program, Region One has provided schools with skills-based curricula and professional development to help educators and students prevent and identify human trafficking. Currently, Region One is supporting 10 school districts: Brooks County ISD, Hidalgo ISD, Jim Hogg County ISD, La Joya ISD, Laredo ISD, Lyford CISD, Progreso ISD, Rio Grande City Grulla ISD, Roma ISD and Weslaco ISD.

Region One Education Service Center staff bow their heads in observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month during a small gathering held Jan. 11 at the Region One Conference Center in Edinburg. Courtesy Image
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