About 50 people gathered at Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville May 1 to pray for victims of human trafficking and call for change to curtail it.


“There may be 40.3 million victims globally, but there are thousands here,” said Carrie Bohnert, one of the speakers at the service.

“Nearly 180,000 contacts have been made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, resulting in 40,000 cases of human trafficking,” said Bohnert, who researches trafficking at the University of Louisville Medical School. “Louisvillians made 468 of those calls.” Read more>