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Mar 06, 2009

Human Trafficking 101 -- Durham County Department of Social Services, 1 April 2009

PSA for the Department of Social Services:

Free Workshop: Human Trafficking 101

Baltimore police closed down a brothel that used Mexican women imported into the country through Durham.  We  cannot ignore this issue locally.

Join us on April 1, 2009, from 3‐5 p.m. in the conference room of the Durham County        Department of Social Services for Human Trafficking 101.    

Government agencies, non‐profit, faith‐based organizations, schools, hospitals, and law        enforcement representatives are  encouraged to attend. 

North Carolina has  been identified as  among the eight  most common destination states  for human   trafficking, due in part to its location along I‐85 and I‐95.

Trainer: Donna Bickford, a local expert with the Carolina Women’s Center   

Topics covered will include: • Definitions • Statistics  • How people are trafficked  • How to identify or detect trafficking  • Challenges of working with trafficking survivors   

April 1, 2009  Durham County DSS, 220 East Main Street, Room 609  3pm‐5pm

Space is Limited.  To Register call 560‐8082.  Durham County Department of Social Services   919‐560‐8000 (Bilingual) 


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The title of the course makes it sound like a how-to ...

Posted by: Lisa B | Mar 11, 2009 7:15:12 AM

It's been over a year since I wrote about this issue. Looking at the topics covered in this course, like "how to identify or detect" it, with the implication that you would then do something about it, makes me all the more painfully resentful of the recurring training we got in the USAF, which seemed to be geared more toward insuring we understood it was illegal and didn't participate in it. The more I remember it, the more insulted I am. I am of the opinion that those who traffic in the misery of others in any form are a capital reason for reviving hanging. We can begin with Madoff.

Posted by: Doc | Mar 11, 2009 10:04:16 PM