School Sponsors Training for Local Governments to Recognize Signs of Human Trafficking

The North Carolina Cork Map and how the state is addressing human trafficking.

In collaboration with Project No Rest, the School of Government is sponsoring two training sessions designed to help local government staff recognize the basic indicators of sex and labor trafficking.

All local government staff are welcome to attend, particularly those who work in or near public spaces—such as libraries, waiting rooms, homes, or businesses. Attendees are encouraged to share the knowledge and resources acquired at the event with their respective departments.

Register for either session for free here. The two sessions are:

            July 9, 2018 |1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

            August 1, 2018 | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Both sessions will take place at the Triangle J Council of Governments office, at 4307 Emperor Blvd, Suite 110 Durham, NC 27703.

Faculty member Margaret Henderson is working with Project No Rest to raise awareness among local government officials around human trafficking in North Carolina. She has written a bulletin to help anti-trafficking advocates navigate working city and county governments and another exploring whether local government staff—outside of law enforcement, social services, and public health—might be tapped as additional resources for observing the indicators of trafficking.