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Wake AHEC Provides Programs on Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor (DHHS/USA). Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women.

Wake AHEC provided two recent programs on this topic, one in Johnston County (November 6, 2009) and one in Wake County (January 15, 2010). Participants attending topped over 120 for each program.

Participating agencies included Soroptimist International, NC Highway Patrol, Legal Aid of North Carolina, The Salvation Army, Carolina Women’s Center, and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

With the most recent activity in our state and the discussion around the children in Haiti, this program has been very timely. Wake AHEC plans to provide the same program in Greenville through Eastern AHEC in the late summer and hopes to provide it in other areas as possible. For more information on Human Trafficking visit www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking, www.ice.gov and www.soroptimistraleigh.org.