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Edwards to host series of regional human traffic summits

9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago Tuesday, November 28 2017 Nov 28, 2017 November 28, 2017 8:30 AM November 28, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

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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