Local Groups Seek to Educate on Sex Trafficking

Posted on September 13th, 2017

A trio of local organizations are collaborating to raise awareness for sexual trafficking.

Vincennes University, Hope’s Voice, and Good Samaritan’s Emergency Services are inviting the public to a three hour training session later this month to learn more about domestic sex trafficking and how it could impact our community.

The training session will be presented by Restored, an Indiana based provider of direct care and outreach services to victims of domestic sex trafficking.

An estimated number of 21 million people are trafficked around the world and 55% of those individuals are women and girls. Locally, in Indiana, there have been 50 human trafficking cases reported so far in 2017 and more than 400 cases since 2007.

The training will establish what sex trafficking is, how it is currently impacting our state, and how it can be prevented.

The training is free and open to the public and will be held in the Ft. Sackville Room on the VU campus on Friday, September 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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