professional training

the problem

Sex trafficking is taking place in plain sight. Here in America. Right now.

Trafficking often goes undetected because it is difficult to identify. Educating the public on the red flags of trafficking and how to report means more victims will receive help and more traffickers and buyers will be held accountable.

calls were made by victims to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2020



of victims are never identified



of victimized children were advertised on the internet


empowering the community

We train professionals and community members in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas to identify, report, and respond appropriately to sexual exploitation and trafficking.

No matter what line of work you are in, we believe trafficking training is beneficial to all career fields.

Want to educate your school, church, organization, or group about sex trafficking?

Request a speaker from The Lampstand for your event!

Don’t wait to educate yourself. Start a free, online training today!

On Watch is a one-hour, video based training that shares the experiences of survivors and empowers you to combat trafficking.

the impact

In 2015, 5,714 cases in the United States were reported. Within five years, that number nearly doubled to 10,583 in 2020.

As awareness grows, we have seen an increase in the number of trafficking cases reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

This means that more people like you are helping victims experience freedom and hope!