Coalition To Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
CAST (castla.org)—one of the first U.S. organizations dedicated exclusively to assisting survivors of human trafficking and modern-day slavery—provides social and legal services, outreach, and training. The group, established in 1998, operates the first shelter in the nation focused solely on addressing slavery survivors’ physical and mental health issues.
To improve survivors’ access to justice, CAST also conducts advocacy and training sessions for over 10,000 service providers, law-enforcement officials, policymakers, and members of the general public. About 27 million people are enslaved around the world, and CAST strives to spread the word about their plight and encourage action within the anti-trafficking movement.