KEY * Applications were submitted to the OVW FY 2015 Special Initiative Sites Program (OVW SI Sites FY 2015).
^ Applications were submitted to the OVW FY 2015 Special Initiative Technical Assistance Program (OVW SI TA FY 2015).
Started during Reconstruction at the end of the Civil War, the Klan quickly mobilized as a vigilante group to intimidate Southern blacks - and any whites who would help them - and to prevent them from enjoying basic civil rights.
“I think that people are really surprised to know that this happens in Hastings, this happens in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster, Thayer, all our surrounding counties,” Manzer says.
“What we’re typically seeing are acquaintances, partners, prostituting out their intimate partner.
“For most of our trafficking victims this is kind of where we’re going to start,” says Jamie Manzer, as she gives a tour of the SASA (Spouse Abuse Sexual Assault) Crisis Center, where she worked until recently.
SASA helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Manzer walks into the Gifts Room, which is stacked full of basic needs like soap and toothpaste, and new sweatpants and t-shirts.