The city of Atlanta recently held its inaugural Human Trafficking Policy Roundtable.
More than 15 public and private organizations met to talk with experts on issues such as new policy trends and the evolution of the healthcare delivery system, a press release said. More than 50 community leaders attended the summit.
Oulèye Warnock, the city’s senior human trafficking fellow, said she’s grateful Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has taken on the global challenge.
“Collaboration is critical to the city’s commitment to ending human trafficking,” she said. “The complexities of this constantly evolving industry are beyond the capacity of a single sector to handle alone.”
Participants learned about current labor and sex trafficking practices. They also discussed factors such as signage in schools, hotels and convenience stores; parents’ roles in prevention and reporting; and ways to bridge the generational gap to better educate communities on human trafficking.
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