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The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking is a group of committed individuals that educates and engages our community so that each person can play a role in ending human trafficking.

It will take a community effort to eliminate human trafficking- we invite you to join us. 

Volunteer. Use your unique skills and talents to raise awareness and further the fight against human trafficking. 

Speak Up. Use your voice to influence and strengthen legislation. 

Donate. Use your resources to help prevent future cases of human trafficking.  

Learn. Educate yourself and share your knowledge with others.



 

Over 1,000 ‘break chains’ of Human Trafficking in Federal Way
Photos by Carrie Rodriguez, the Mirror and courtesy of Bruce Honda
5/17/15

Over 1,000 participants strolled and sprinted through Federal Way for the third annual Break the Chains of Human Trafficking 5k fundraiser on Saturday.

Event organizers said this is the biggest turnout the event as generated so far.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking. The coalitions was formed out of the need to address the problem of human trafficking in Federal Way.

There have been several reported cases of trafficking in Federal Way, most recently the bust at the Blue Moon in 2012, when eight people were indicted for operating an interstate prostitution ring at the Korean nightclub.

Mayor Jim Ferrell and others kicked off the event on Saturday with testimonials in support of the efforts. The crowd broke purple paper chains at the start of the 5k, which began and ended at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

For more information, visit www.fwcat.org.


 
‘Buyer Beware’: early success for initiative targeting johns instead of prostitutes
By Sara Jean Green, Seattle Times staff reporter
5/16/15


A countywide program launched in the fall to reduce local demand for prostitution is seeing some early success, with police and city officials all working to increase the risk of prosecution for sex buyers while reducing the number of women arrested on prostitution charges.

Police agencies across King County collectively arrested more men last year for patronizing a prostitute than they arrested women on prostitution charges, offering the first statistical indications of a countywide effort to shift responsibility for the sex trade onto the men who fund it.

“For the last five years, we’ve seen a pretty significant disproportionality,” with far more women involved in prostitution arrested than men who pay them for sex, said King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Val Richey.

Countywide, “2014 was the first year patronizing charges outpaced prostitution charges — and they did it in a big way,” Richey said of local police agencies.

In the seven months since the Buyer Beware launch, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said he’s seen an important “course correction,” with police now arresting more men on patronizing charges while arresting fewer women on prostitution charges.

But the effort is not just about busting sex buyers. A new, 10-week intervention program is also seeing early success in helping men examine their attitudes about sexuality and their motivations for paying prostituted women and girls for sex, Satterberg and Richey said.

Historically, women involved in prostitution have been arrested at a rate 10 times higher than the men who paid them for sex, according to Richey. [More]
 

3rd Annual Break the Chains 5K
THANK YOU GOLD SPONSORS
4/28/15
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 2015 BREAK THE CHAINS 5K SPONSORS!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE GOLD SPONSORS!

                                





 
 

 

June 23, 2015 - Tuesday - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
NEW DATE: VOLUNTEER FAIR
Federal Way, WA - EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center


 


 

   
 


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