Gwinnett County Holds Human Trafficking Event

Gwinnett County Holds Human Trafficking Event

Jackson, Madison

Madison Jackson, Staff Writer

 On September 26, the Gwinnett County Human Relations Commission hosted an informational event in an effort to educate the public about human trafficking. The event was held in the GJAC auditorium, located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

The Human Trafficking Education Forum was held in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center from 7 to 9 p.m.  This event is promoted as an opportunity “for the public and professionals in fields that work closely with children, such as medicine, education and government” to receive information about trafficking and what they can do. Forum speakers included trafficking survivors, health care professionals, police and others with experience in identifying and helping rehabilitate victims.

“Human trafficking is a significant problem in metro Atlanta, including Gwinnett County,” said Human Relations Commission Chairman, Fernando Andrade. “There are many warning signs a child is being held against her or his will that people could miss. It could be a homemade tattoo, or a male who answers questions directed to a female, or other more subtle indicators that someone is being trafficked. This session can help people spot telltale signs that could lead to a person being rescued.”