The fight against the injustice of human trafficking is the work of thousands of dedicated and committed people taking place on continents and in countries around the world. As a global problem, it must have a global solution. Truckers Against Trafficking has turned to the members of the trucking and busing industries, as well as to law enforcement, grantors, funders and other like-minded organizations and associations to engage what we see as critical populations in this fight. We are aware that without the support, commitment and actions of each of these entities, we would cease to exist, and the gains made in the fight against human trafficking in the United States would take a huge leap backward.
Therefore, each year, we want to recognize and honor the outstanding creative, innovative, generous and dedicated efforts of specific TAT partners whose actions have significantly furthered our work in engaging more members of the industries we work with, as well as the efforts of more agencies and organizations within their state and our nation, in the fight to end this crime and recover more survivors and prosecute more perpetrators.
To that end, we have expanded the annual awards we present to include not only our highest honor, our prestigious Harriet Tubman award, but also the TAT Champion award.