Lincoln casino staff training to better identify, prevent sex trafficking
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – WarHorse Gaming is training its staff to identify and prevent human trafficking at the Lincoln casino.
In a Wednesday press release, WarHorse Gaming said staff will take part in a two-day training program.
“It’s an issue we take very seriously,” said Lance Morgan, president and CEO of WarHorse Gaming’s parent company Ho-Chunk, Inc, in a release. “The training shows our team members what to look for and what to do when they suspect a person is in a dangerous situation. Our goal is for every WarHorse team member to have a ‘not on my watch’ mentality toward human trafficking.”
WarHorse Gaming said experts Elizabeth Lang and Lynette Grey Bull will lead the training.
Lang has helped more than 50 organizations through the Office for Victims of Crime’s human trafficking capacity building center, according to the release.
Bull is the founder and director of Not Our Native Daughters, which is an organization that focuses on the Missing, Murdered Indigenous Persons movement.
WarHorse Gaming is also holding a roundtable discussion for community members and businesses on Thursday at its Lincoln office, beginning at 1 p.m.
“Human trafficking can happen anywhere,” Morgan said. “With community members and our fellow Lincoln businesses, we are working toward a coordinated anti-trafficking stance and response plan. We all play a part in preventing human trafficking and assisting its victims. Hopefully one day can eliminate it altogether.”