LOS ANGELES and LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DTT announced today its partnership with Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT), a program of the non-profit In Our Backyard, which seeks to end human trafficking in the United States.
DTT is a private-equity backed company that provides the hospitality and C-Store industries with managed loss prevention solutions. DTT will work closely with Convenience Stores Against Trafficking to raise awareness about trafficking, as well as to provide C-Store Operators with simple tips they can use to encourage victims of trafficking to find help.
These tips include providing information and training to employees, which they can use to spot cases of human trafficking, as well as posting hotlines in Convenience Store bathrooms, which gives victims of trafficking an outlet to find help. DTT will also work with CSAT to encourage operators to use video surveillance to identify and report suspected cases of trafficking.
“With longer hours of operation, public restrooms, and more than 150,000 locations in communities across the United States that serve half of the population daily, c-store operators are in a unique position to disrupt this criminal enterprise and help victims of human trafficking,” says Juliana Williams, the Program Director for Convenience Stores Against Trafficking. "I'm thrilled that DTT has so readily taken the initiative to help spread awareness of our mission and to put an end to this horrible crime, which can affect anyone, anywhere."
"I believe that as an industry leader in the field of loss prevention, we have a responsibility to use our product to do good in the community," says Crista Backo, Director of C-Store Sales at DTT. "Our products are primarily used to protect stores and employees from theft or violent crime, but they also have the potential to do so much more. Human trafficking is a scourge on society, and I'm happy to make a small contribution on behalf of DTT to help put an end to it."
About Convenience Stores Against Trafficking
Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) is a program of In Our Backyard, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit known for its anti-trafficking work surrounding the past eight Super Bowls and for the critically acclaimed book by Founder and Executive Director Nita Belles: In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It. In Our Backyard Freedom Stickers are in all 50 states, providing a pathway to freedom for victims of human trafficking. CSAT equips the convenience store industry to take a stand against the atrocity of human trafficking in America through no-cost training, victim outreach materials, and public awareness of human trafficking. CSAT has partnerships in 22 states, representing more than 8,000 locations. The program is featured in the NACS Community Toolkit. More information at: www.inourbackyard.org/csat
Founded in 1999 by Sam Naficy, DTT provides video surveillance solutions to the hospitality and retail industries. DTT has supported more than 36,000 clients while protecting trillions of dollars in assets and overseeing nearly 2 million employees. Brands that use DTT include McDonald's, SUBWAY®, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Arby's, Taco Bell, KFC, and Auntie Anne's, among others. More information at: www.dttusa.com