(WBRZ News 2) BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Governor's Office Human Trafficking Prevention Commission will be hosting a series of regional summits, starting today, on human trafficking.
According to a release from Edwards' office, the summits will be a collaboration with the Department of Children and Family Services, the Louisiana Alliance of Children's Advocacy Centers, State Police and HP Serve. The release also stated that the summits will highlight pertinent information from key stakeholders regarding the existing services, protocols and community response to trafficking victims.
“The fight to end human trafficking is a responsibility we all must share, from law enforcement and policy makers to service providers and faith-based leaders,” said Edwards. “We are going to continue to come together to make sure we bring every resource to bear to attack this problem.”
Edwards office produced an educational video as part of his initiative to inform the public on human trafficking. Click here to watch the video.
Dates of upcoming summits are as follows:
Nov. 28, 2017--- Baton Rouge
Nov. 30, 2017--- Alexandria
Dec. 13, 2017--- Shreveport
Dec. 14, 2017--- Monroe
Jan. 16, 2018--- Lafayette
Jan. 18, 2018--- Lake Charles
Feb. 20, 2018--- Thibodaux
Feb. 22, 2018--- Covington
March 8, 2018--- New Orleans
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