Join us on Saturday, March 7, for an informative and eye-opening workshop, "Stolen Lives: A Gospel Response to Human Trafficking," at St. James Church, 767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill. Featuring two local trafficking specialists, William Rivera, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Immigration Practice for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and Alicia Kinsman, Managing Attorney for the legal immigration program at the International Institute of Connecticut, the workshop will focus on the current human trafficking crisis within the state of Connecticut, in own own towns and cities.
Though often well-hidden from public view, over 280 reports of children suspected of being victims of sexual trafficking have been reported on the DCF abuse and neglect hotline since 2008. The most common age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the U.S. is 12-14 years of age. Learn more about how to recognize the signs of children at risk, and what YOU can do to aid in the fight against Human Trafficking.
The FREE workshop will run from 9 am - 12 noon (registration at 8:30) and is open to all. To register call OCSJM at (203) 777-7279 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.