Agent Lennie Alcorn wins 2018 Liberator Award for efforts to fight human trafficking

January is recognized as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Monroe County Agent Lennie Alcorn has been focused on fighting human trafficking in Michigan and across the country. She played a key role in creating the first Human Trafficking Response Team in Monroe County and has spoken locally, nationally and internationally about human trafficking and treatment for survivors.

Her efforts earned her a Liberator Award, which recognizes the work of individuals and groups dedicated to putting an end to human trafficking.

Agent Alcorn holding the 2018 Liberator Award

She was nominated for the award by a survivor of human trafficking and won after earning the most votes. Alcorn’s work has also included developing law enforcement training programs and conferences on the topic of human trafficking.

In addition, she has worked with the Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution program, a survivor support group that educates and increases awareness on the prevalence of human trafficking. She traveled to California with the group in 2016 to help educate San Francisco area businesses on recognizing the signs of trafficking.

Listen to this podcast to hear Lennie talk about her award and her human trafficking work.

Are you familiar with all the signs of a sex trafficked victim? Michigan State Police wants you to “Look Again” and study the signs in their awareness video.