How to Recognize and Prevent this Crime to be Discussed

DECATUR – DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May, Commissioner Stan Watson and the DeKalb County Human Services Department is organizing an open forum to educate the general community about the phenomenon of human trafficking on March 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058.

“Human trafficking is a most horrific crime as it targets children. I encourage anyone who can make it to join us for this, as it affects all of us in every community,” said Interim CEO May.

The entire metropolitan Atlanta area is considered a major hub for the interstate trafficking of vulnerable individuals for sexual and other exploitation. Participants in this forum will learn about the nature of this criminal trend, its visible signs, and how individuals may be able to help authorities contain and prevent its growth.

The discussion panel includes: DeKalb Police Special Task Force – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), and the following non-profit organizations: National Coalition of 100 Black Women Stone Mountain Lithonia, Interfaith Children’s Movement, 4Sarah, Tapestri and other faith based organizations.

DeKalb County is Georgia’s third largest county with more than 700,000 residents calling it home. Known for its business and education hub, growing international community and natural wonders, DeKalb County Government is administered by Interim Chief Executive Officer Lee May and legislative policy is set by a seven-member Board of Commissioners.

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