Hue Jackson starting foundation to fight human trafficking

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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is launching The Hue Jackson Foundation, which will lend support to organizations fighting the scourge of human trafficking.

According to Nate Urlich of the Beacon Journal, the foundation will open its doors on July 20 in an invitation-only event at Browns headquarters in Berea.

The Browns handed out a media advisory on Tuesday to outline the goals of The Hue Jackson Foundation.

“The Hue Jackson Foundation is committed to empowering children, teen and adult victims of Human Trafficking through the funding of organizations that champion for and serve as a voice for those who are exploited,” the advisory read.

“Coach Jackson, and his wife, Michelle, created the Hue Jackson Foundation for reasons dear to their hearts. Parents of three daughters, they are dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations that embolden and offer hope to victims of sexual exploitation and coercion.

“The foundation will focus its efforts to further awareness, prevention and healing for victims of this crime.”

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Ohio is one of the states in which human trafficking is happening at an extremely high rate. Big sporting events are huge hubs for this abhorrent crime as well, which we covered in some detail in a story about Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis next year.

Jackson is entering his second season as the head coach of the Browns. He’s clearly concerned about the horrible tragedy of human trafficking in his new home and is doing everything in his power to put an end to it.