Trafficking, Migration & Working with Rescued Victims and Survivors Vicki Zito
R.N., Anti-Trafficking Activist, Mother of a Survivor
Ms. Zito is the mother of four children, including a trafficking victim. She relates that one evening her daughter did not return from a trip to the grocery store and was missing for eight days. The police classified her daughter as a runaway and did not search for her. Her daughter was finally found by an organization called the Innocence Lost Task Force through Craig’s List, where she was being advertised as “for sale” for sex. She had been kidnapped from a Safeway parking lot in a suburb of Sacramento, drugged, and transported to the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Zito now works to raise awareness of human trafficking and to make services available to victims and their families. She is involved in the “Run for Courage” events to raise funds for these services.
Recorded: March 28, 2013