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In Our Backyard brings Convenience Stores Against Trafficking to Indiana!


In Our Backyard trained convenience retailers on red flags of human trafficking and proper response protocols as a part of our program, Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT). With longer hours of operation, public restrooms, and locations that serve half the U.S. population daily – convenience stores are ideally positioned to help victims of human trafficking. Thanks to our partnership with the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, over 3,000 stores will be trained in Indiana!


“We have received confirmation that this program is saving lives. To protect the survivors of this horrific trauma, we cannot share the details,” shared IOB program director Juliana Williams. “Alert employees have reported trafficking situations and victims have called the hotline from convenience store restrooms and are now receiving services.”

Learn more about CSAT!

Nita Belles, Founder and Executive Director of In Our Backyard, is the author of the eponymous book – acclaimed as the primer on human trafficking in America. Through true stories and expertise from her many years of boots-on-the-ground experience, Belles teaches you everything you need to know about human trafficking in the United States, helping you identify risk factors, take practical steps to keep your loved ones and neighbors safe from predators and recognize trafficking around you in order to help fight it.

All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit In Our Backyard.

Purchase In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It



National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 1.888.3737.888
or text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733)

Convenience Store Program
Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) empowers the convenience store industry to take a stand against the atrocity of human trafficking in America. CSAT provides training, victim outreach and public awareness of human trafficking through convenience stores.Human trafficking happens 365 days a year in every city and town in America. No community is immune. Traffickers not only exploit people, they also exploit locations. Longer hours of operation, public restrooms and involvement in the daily lives of their customers, increase the likelihood that convenience stores can help victims of human trafficking.


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