MODERN SLAVERY- IT IS IN YOUR BACKYARD
October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Save The Date:
Community members impacted by or concerned with rising rates of sex and labor trafficking in the Napa Valley are encouraged to attend an anti-trafficking training program on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5:00 pm to 8 pm.
The 3 hour program will offer some light snacks and the ability to meet other local non-profits with similar interest followed by a guest speaker and a panel discussion on identifying and reporting incidents of human trafficking within the community.
Specific interest groups encouraged to attend the seminar include police and fire departments, teachers, counselors, foster parents, lawyers, social workers, therapists, nurses, doctors, city and county officials. All community members are encouraged to attend as this crime is happening in our backyard.
Human trafficking, as defined by the U.S. Department of State, is a form of “modern slavery” where human beings—children and adults alike—are trafficked, usually through force, fraud or coercion, for sex and/or labor or both. Behind guns and drugs, human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world, including the United States. According to statistics collected from the National Human Trafficking Hotline run by Polaris and quoted by the State of California Department of Justice, California led the nation in reported incidents of human trafficking in 2018. Within California, the North Bay, including the Napa Valley, is seeing some of the highest rates of trafficking in the state, local officials report.
A nationwide scourge, human trafficking is projected to surpass the illegal sale of arms and drugs in the United States within the next year or two. To reverse this trend, law enforcement organizations like NSIB are teaming up with community activists and non-government organizations to train the public to combat human trafficking. As of March 20th 2019 there are 17 open cases being prosecuted for these crimes within Napa County.
Thank you to City of St. Helena for posting all of the anit-trafficking proclamations to combat this crime in our community.
Let’s spread the word and continue to TAKE A STAND AGAINST MODERN SLAVERY! Join us in October.
When- Thursday October 3, 2019 5 PM- 8 PM
Who- Guest Speakers and Panel Speakers to be announced soon.