Salvation Army hosting public human trafficking forum
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 6:04 am |Updated: 6:22 am, Mon Feb 24, 2014.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking estimates there are 2.5 million people in the United States enslaved right now in a profitable and torturous industry.
Law enforcement say Florida and Georgia are not immune to the growing problem of human trafficking. Law enforcement leaders say it's a problem that impacts men, women, and children.
In an effort to raise community awareness and to help others spot potential human trafficking victims, Salvation Army Tallahassee Corps is hosting an upcoming forum called "Saving Our Youth: Faces of Human Trafficking".
Organizers say the purpose of the event is to increase community awareness about human trafficking by providing information of recognizing the signs and how to assist victims.
The forum will be held Wednesday, February 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army building located at 2410 Allen Road, next to Tallahassee Mall.
For more information on the free event, call (850) 222-0304.