Local Gov Life

Local Gov Life - S05 Episode 02: Human Trafficking

Episode Summary

Human trafficking could be happening in your community. Local government workers are uniquely positioned to identify and investigate indicators of human trafficking. Our experts explain what you need to know.

Episode Notes

People in local government, from librarians to firefighters, have an incredible opportunity to see and act on signs of human trafficking--if they know what they are looking for and who to call. In this episode,
Margaret F. Henderson of the University of North Carolina School of Government defines human trafficking and explains recent research showing that 19 of 25 business models of human trafficking would intersect with local government. Then, City Manager Donald Duncan tells us how he expanded human trafficking training beyond police and social services to include all employees of Conover, North Carolina. If you’re interested in learning how a local community can fight human trafficking, this episode is for you.

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