DECATUR, GA—In commemoration of National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston is hosting a virtual community forum, Human Trafficking, Social Media & Gangs: Connecting the Dots, to raise awareness about this critical issue. The event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1 to 2:15 p.m.
The forum will feature a presentation from Special Agent April Griffith, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, on the current trends in the online recruitment of youth.
The program will also include a panel discussion with law enforcement, resource providers, and subject matter experts providing insight, tips and strategies for combatting this growing epidemic.
The event is free and open to the public. Interested attendees must register in advance to receive a link to the forum. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/3qAheq6.
In 2020, Georgia had the fifth-highest number of human trafficking cases reported in the nation, according to statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline.