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Look Beneath the Surface: How to Recognize Human Trafficking Session Offered in Watford City


September 6, 2017 | View PDF

A victim of trafficking may look like many of the people you see every day. How do you know who maybe trafficked? Children as well as adults are being held against their will. Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is taking place in the area. Anyone can help a victim. To help, a person has to know the right questions to ask and how to look for clues. You are vital because you may be the only outsider with the opportunity to speak with a victim.

To learn more, you are encouraged to attend Human Trafficking 101 from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday, September 11 at the Law Enforcement Center, 1201 12th Street SE in Watford City. Pre-registration is requested prior to attend. Please call the McKenzie County Extension Office at 701-444-3451 or email by Thursday, September 7 if you are interested in attending.

This session is an introductory training on what Human Trafficking is and what responses are being developed to address it, both nationally and in North Dakota.

Participants of Human Trafficking 101 will learn how to identify risk factors and indicators of potential traffickers. Services appropriate for victims and resources to help them will be shared as well as available staff in North Dakota.

Amy Jacobson of Youthworks in Bismarck will be the presenter. Amy is a Licensed Social Worker and Mediator/Facilitator who has worked with homeless and runaway youth for the past nine years. Prior to that, she was a facilitator with Family Group Decision Making, a crisis response to children at risk of abuse or neglect. She is the Human Trafficking Navigator for the Southwestern region of North Dakota and is a member of the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force and the Missouri Valley Emergency Response Team with Homeland Security and Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Attendance is free of charge and educational materials will be included.

For more information, please contact the McKenzie County Extension Office.


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