Student designs sought for anti-trafficking logo contest

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UofL students with an eye for design can help build awareness of human trafficking crimes by developing a logo for the Kentucky Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force in a contest through Oct. 8; the contest, which includes a scholarship prize, is open to students from Kentucky colleges and high school juniors and seniors.  Attorney General Andy Beshear joined UofL Kent School of Social Work Dean David Jenkins and associate professor Jennifer Middleton, co-director of the Human Trafficking Research Initiative, in a campus announcement Aug. 28 to encourage participation. Mandy Otis, program coordinator in the AG’s Office of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution, outlined the contest rules, which are available at https://ag.ky.gov/contest. The idea is for a recognizable logo to represent hope and empowerment to survivors, Beshear said. The attorney general called human trafficking “the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world.”