Frederick County aims to create a community-wide response protocol for human trafficking victims through a new task force.
As reported by the Frederick News-Post, the Frederick County Council passed a resolution establishing a fact-finding task force with goals of increasing identification of human trafficking victims in the County and creating a provider network for services to victims.
Council Member Jessica Fitzwater sponsored the legislation. As quoted in the Frederick News-Post,
Fitzwater said it’s challenging to meet the needs of trafficking victims because they are reluctant to come forward in the first place.
“We want to be sure we have the best supportive services possible,” she said.
For more information, see Human trafficking task force established in Frederick County from the Frederick News-Post.
This year’s Women of MACo Lunch will feature a speaker on human trafficking.
All attendees at MACo’s Winter Conference are welcome to join the luncheon, but registration is required.
- Speaker: Lisae Jordan, Executive Director & Counsel of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- Moderator: Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond
- Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016; 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
- Registration: To attend this luncheon, register for the MACo Conference using the links below, and kindly RSVP to mdcounties.org/WC16WOMLunchRSVP by November 16, 2016.
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