L. Knife and Son Supports Human Trafficking Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/27/2021

 

L. Knife and Son Joins Nationwide Fight Against Human Trafficking in Massachusetts

 

Beer distributors partner with National Beer Wholesalers Association on training to identify and report signs of human trafficking

 

Kingston, MA– Today, L. Knife and Son partnered with the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) for an awareness training to educate employees on recognizing and reporting the warning signs of human trafficking.  L. Knife’s efforts are part of a nationwide campaign to help combat human trafficking in communities across the United States.

 

Beer distributors collectively visit more than 640,000 retail establishments across the country, including bars, restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, package stores, sports arenas and grocery stores. They are uniquely positioned to combat this heinous crime given their access to locations at accounts often unseen by the public.

 

To help distributors understand human trafficking, identify the signs, and respond if they suspect this heinous crime is happening, NBWA partnered with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, and Executive Director of Street Grace Camila Zolfaghari to produce an awarness training video.   

 

150 of L. Knife and Son’s employees participated in the awareness training session, which included a viewing of the video. L. Knife and Son employees were also equipped with contact information to alert authorities if they spot suspicious behaviors and tip cards containing red flag behaviors to carry with them as the visit accounts.

 

Human trafficking continues to be a major issue in Massachusetts.  According to a recent study, 2976 instances of human trafficking have been reported in Massachsuetts since 2007.