TxDOT to Join First Lady Cecilla Abbott for Human Trafficking Awareness


Jan. 20, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Texas State Capitol, Extension Auditorium, E1.004

AUSTIN — TxDOT, Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, and members of the Governor’s Commission for Women are joining together in the fight against human trafficking.

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and Texas is at the forefront of the battle against human trafficking. Hear from First Lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott, TxDOT, and the Governor’s Commission for Women as we all work together to raise awareness.

Governor Abbott is also doing his part in the fight against Human Trafficking. Governor Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced the State of Texas’ new “Stop Human Trafficking” specialty license plate. The license plate is to bring awareness to human trafficking, support survivors, and encourage Texans to report suspicious activity to the Texas Department of Public Safety through the iWatchTexas community reporting system.

Starting February 20, 2023, Texas drivers can purchase the “Stop Human Trafficking” specialty license plate from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Stop Human Trafficking donation account, which pays for treatment services, shelter, and support for youth survivors of human trafficking.

As part of its fight to end human trafficking, TXDOT is asking the public to utilize its online reporting system. iWatchTexas is a community reporting system used for non-emergency reports. The Texas Suspicious Activity Reporting Network iWatchTexas website allows individuals to report suspicious activities or behaviors that may indicate a crime is taking place or future criminal or terrorist activity. Reports usually just take less than five minutes to complete and are confidential. However, providing contact info can help for follow-ups. Those who prefer to report by phone can can call (844) 643-2251.

For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at [email protected] or (512) 463-8700.


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Author: Matt Janson

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