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City of Atlanta Hosts Inaugural Human Trafficking Policy Roundtable

Post Date:10/18/2018 12:35 PM
Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell
mismith@atlantaga.gov

 

 

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2018

City of Atlanta Hosts Inaugural Human Trafficking Policy Roundtable

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta held its inaugural Human Trafficking Policy Roundtable with more than 50 community leaders in attendance. The inaugural summit provided participating organizations with a collaborative space to share professional experiences and thoughtfully engage in dialogue with other experts on new policy trends, adjustments being made to direct-services, the evolution of the healthcare delivery system, and opportunities for collaboration across the survivors’ services continuum.  

“Collaboration is critical to the City’s commitment to ending human trafficking,” said Oulèye Warnock, Senior Human Trafficking Fellow for the City of Atlanta. “The complexities of this constantly evolving industry are beyond the capacity of a single sector to handle alone. I am grateful for the full support of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who has taken on this global challenge.” 

More than 15 organizations from the public and private sectors presented and exchanged key learnings with industry experts. Attendees examined current labor and sex trafficking practices and identified effective service delivery options. 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 with varying awareness levels of human trafficking were discussed.

To learn more about the City of Atlanta’s efforts to combat human trafficking, visit: https://www.endhumantraffickingatl.org.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms


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