Stopping Human Trafficking In ENC

Human trafficking are two words most people wouldn't associate with Eastern Carolina but it's happening.

A workshop Wednesday in Greenville hoped to educate people in a variety of work positions including health, law enforcement as well as state and county government.

The aim? To help them recognize the signs and the effects of human trafficking in our state.

A screening of the human trafficking centered documentary "Playground" was given to those who attended, as well as a presentation from a number of number of speakers.

A walk run to end human trafficking is planned for September 26th in the Greenville Town Commons.


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  • by Prof Patt Location: Boston on Aug 12, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    Yes, workshops are a good start, but to get to the root of the problem, the number 1 priority should be raising awareness among the potential victims. Young people who are aware of the dangers will be more cautious and are less likely to succumb to enticements and put themselves at risk. Perhaps something can be done in the school curricula to help. - Prof Patt, http://gvnet.com/humantrafficking/
  • by ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now Location: Pitt County, NC on Aug 12, 2010 at 04:24 AM
    For anyone who would like to become more educated on the issue of Human Trafficking in our area, please visit our web site: www.encstophumantrafficking.org or email me at encstophumantrafficking@gmail.com. Pam Strickland
  • by Ooookkkkk Location: Greenville on Aug 11, 2010 at 08:42 PM
    So with the thousands of dollars of our tax money the sheriffs office got to fight this ENORMOUS problem here in Pitt County, how many people have been rescued or how many human traffickers are now in jail? What a waste of money and manpower. Maybe it wouldn't be in TX or AZ, but it darn sure is here. Anything to get the almighty federal dollar in their hands (and out of mine).
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