3/8/2018 10:05:43 AM

It's hard to believe that Human Trafficking is happening right in our own backyard. The OPP invites members of the public, particularly educators and hospitality workers, to attend S.T.A.R.T. (Stop Trafficking, Advocate and Report Today) training taking place in Kincardine at the Best Western Plus Governor's Inn on Thursday March 22nd, 2018 from 10am-3pm. The workshop will feature Timea Nagy who is not only a survivor of Human Trafficking but also a speaker and social advocate on behalf of victims worldwide. In the last few years, her organization 'Walk With Me Canada' has assisted hundreds victims of human trafficking and continues to assist these victims as well as new ones everyday. Nagy says that over ninety percent of all trafficking happening in Canada is domestic, meaning that local youth are more at risk than you may have thought. Executive Director with Victim Services of Huron County Deborah Logue says that there is more than one way to hold somebody captive -- not all victims are obvious. There may be somebody you know that is a victim and doesn't even know it.

    The S.T.A.R.T. program is free, but registration is required. Please contact Detective Staff Sgt. Paula Rossewy at your earliest opportunity to assure your seat at the table. Crime prevention works best when we all work together. Her email and phone number can be found over at shorelinetoday.ca

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