AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared this month to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and several state agencies are stepping in to assist.

TxDOT plans to do human trafficking awareness training with its maintenance crews next week. It will also train its "HERO" drivers, who stop to help people stuck on the side of the road.

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The goal of the training is to make highway workers aware of what to watch for to stop trafficking.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation created a new eight-person anti-trafficking unit that will work with local and federal law enforcement to investigate potential cases of trafficking at massage businesses and nail salons.

In the past three months, Gov. Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team has awarded $26 million to programs that help prevent trafficking and support victims.

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Last year, Texas First Lady Cecelia Abbott launched the "Can You See Me?" campaign, with billboards in 70 Texas cities to help people see the signs of trafficking and know how to report it.

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