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Youth Worker Cafe: Crawford County

Human Trafficking of Youth in Indiana: Risk Factors, Red Flags and the Scope of the Problem

May 30, 2017

11:30am - 1:00pm (Eastern)

10:30am - 12:00pm (Central)

Location

Crawford County 4-H Park

Address

1095 IN-66, Marengo, IN 47140

Cost

Free--Lunch will be provided.

Description

Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal enterprise in the world, generating an estimated $150 billion annually. Trafficking and exploitation can be found in communities of all kinds. In 2015, the Indiana State Police investigated more than 60 incidents of trafficked or exploited youth. The Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program works in collaboration with law enforcement, Department of Child Services and other service providers to help children escape sex and labor trafficking and support them in recovery and healing.

This presentation will provide information about human trafficking and exploitation as it relates to our youth population. Attendees will learn:

  • what human trafficking is and the scope of the problem in Indiana;
  • how to recognize potential traffickers;
  • what “red flag” factors put youth at risk of victimization; and how to identify victims and what intervention and victim services are available locally, regionally and statewide.

SPEAKER: 

Morgan Rumple, Regional Coalition Coordinator – Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (ITVAP), Indiana Youth Services Association (IYSA)  

COMMUNITY PARTNER:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrison-Crawford Counties

You are invited to bring your business cards and program or service information to share on the resource table. (Please note that any materials not reclaimed at the end of the event will be discarded.