The Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) is a program of the International Rescue Committee that was created in February 2003 through a grant awarded by the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. It is a coalition representing partnerships with law enforcement, faith-based communities, non-profit organizations, social service agencies, attorneys and concerned citizens. ALERT helps victims of trafficking by providing: food and shelter; medical care; mental health counseling; immigration assistance; legal assistance; language interpretation; case management; and other culturally appropriate services throughout the state of Arizona. Through education, outreach, community training, advocacy and a variety of programs and services, ALERT strives to end the suffering and dehumanization of victims of human trafficking.
The International Rescue Committee’s Anti-Trafficking Programs serve victims and survivors of human trafficking by providing access to protection, empowerment, stability, and self-sufficiency through comprehensive case management, advocacy, education, collaboration, and capacity building. IRC has dedicated anti-trafficking programs in Miami, Phoenix, and Seattle and all twenty-two of IRC’s US Program Offices have the ability to provide services to victims and survivors of human trafficking.