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Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world and the fastest growing. In order to make an impact, it is critical that we educate as many people as possible. “Montgomery County is the third largest county in Pennsylvania, the second wealthiest county in the Commonwealth and the 51st wealthiest in the United States. With over 820,000 people living in its 487 square miles, Montgomery County is home to scores of major employers in pharmaceuticals, banking, manufacturing, healthcare and education.”

Montgomery County Anti-human Trafficking coalition (MCAT) is the leading authority on human trafficking in the county. With the combined experience and strength of service providers, law enforcement officials, and experts in the area that form the coalition, any single organization pales in comparison.

MCAT was formed in the spring of 2011 with the purpose of raising awareness and creating a network of resources for survivors of sex trafficking. It was founded by Rachael Yudt in collaboration with the Office of State Senator Daylin Leach. Since then, the coalition has undergone phases of growth and change. It is currently comprised of community members, social service organizations, law enforcement agencies, and local experts. It is now the leading authority on human trafficking in Montgomery County.

Our mission is to educate people in our county about human trafficking, both forced labor and sex trafficking, to increase awareness and foster prevention. 

Our vision is to abolish human trafficking in our county by educating our communities, and mobilizing them to take action against slavery. 

The coalition is divided into 4 teams:

Administration Team

This team is responsible for performing administrative tasks to support MCAT, such as recording and disseminating meeting minutes, keeping calendar updated with events, etc.

Education Team

The focus of this team is to raise awareness by educating professionals and community members on the subject of human trafficking, how to identify at-risk individuals, and ways to respond by collaborating with law enforcement. This team is further divided into sub-teams that focus on the following areas:

  • Schools and Students
  • Religious Organizations
  • Health Care Institutions
  • Legal/Law Enforcement
  • Business/Corporate
  • Community Awareness
Marketing Team

This team creates and develops the marketing and advertisement of the coalition.

Events Team

This team organizes events to benefit victims, survivors, and other organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking.

As a collaborative effort with professionals and experts from every angle, we are uniquely positioned to be the leading authority on human trafficking in Montgomery County. We will offer training to individuals and organizations seeking to expand their knowledge on this subject.