TBI debuts new billboards in human trafficking awareness campaign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation debuted new billboards on major roads across Tennessee as a part of their human trafficking awareness campaign.

The TBI says the new billboards are a part of their ongoing  ‘IT has to stop’ campaign.

In Chattanooga, one of the campaign billboards can be seen on I-75 near Ringgold Road. Billboards can also be seen in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Johnson City.

“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, it’s unacceptable, and it’s a crime in Tennessee,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “We hope TBI’s public awareness campaign continues to shed some much-needed light on the issue, so we can increase the number of people who insist it has to stop in our state and beyond.”

TBI Billboard

The billboards are funded by a grant from the State of Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs.

January is also National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

**Images from the TBI

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