Human Trafficking and Working with our Neighbor: Georgia’s Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

January 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center
Human Trafficking and Working with our Neighbor: Georgia’s Anti-Trafficking Initiatives @ Online

The Georgia state line is less than 30 minutes from many of us in North Florida, making it of great value to learn from our neighbor to the north about how we can collaborate to prevent human trafficking, protect victims, and bring traffickers to justice. This presentation will introduce you to Georgia’s anti-human trafficking work and feature presenters who are experts in state and local anti-trafficking efforts. Topics will include protective responses to child sex and labor trafficking (and Georgia’s recent work with local Child Advocacy Centers and youth who are victims of child sexual exploitation and trafficking), recent findings and recommendations from a new report on labor trafficking, and how we can assist one another in our anti-trafficking advocacy and survivor support. All BBCAHT members, anti-trafficking advocates and service providers, local task forces and coalitions, child welfare agencies, law enforcement, attorneys, the faith community and many more can benefit greatly to know about Georgia’s work and how we can coordinate to assist and support trafficking survivors. At the end of the formal presentation, there will be an informal discussion and time for questions. Presenters: Erica Mortonson, LCSW, Human Trafficking Unit Supervisor, and Erina Acosta, Human Trafficking Planner and Policy Development Specialist, GA Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; Victor Williams, Coordinator, GA Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking.

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