You may have heard of a boomtown — a town experiencing rapid growth due to prosperity — in this case, prosperity due to oil. Have you heard how this sudden prosperity has also led to some unintended consequences related to human trafficking? Meet Kevin Ficke, one man who’s part of a network, facing off against traffickers who wish to exploit the oil and gas industry’s good work for their own gain. Hear how traffickers could operate freely, selling their victims by word of mouth, and how Kevin confronts those who think it must not be a problem, simply because it isn’t their daughter being exploited. Kevin shares how multiple agencies, schools, and companies work together to help survivors recover and begin to thrive, and how he is there the whole way, providing support for survivors beyond the criminal case. In all of that, what you’ll hear is not only the story of the energy industry’s role in combating human trafficking, but the story of how you, as a professional driver, energy industry professional, or community members, are in those same shoes … the shoes of someone who can make the call, and save a life.
Listen to the podcast here.