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Host an Awareness Event

In Work, School, Community

Purpose

 

An informed and vigilant public is a first line of defense in the fight against human trafficking in our region.

 

Important Audiences

Every adult and teen resident of Northern Virginia is included in audiences we want to inform about human trafficking.

 

How Can You Help?

 

An effective way to join the fight against human trafficking in Northern Virginia is by hosting a speaker at your community center, social group, workplace, church or house of worship, association or other organization.

 

What to Expect

 

Speakers are prepared to speak about:

  • Human trafficking in our region

  • Types of human trafficking

  • Signs of possible trafficking, and

  • What to do if you suspect trafficking. 

Presentations with Q&A generally last an hour.  They can be expanded to cover a wider range of topics, depending on audience concerns. Some speakers specialize in unique group interests; youth, first responders, health-care providers.

 

The following Task Force Members and Community Partners have trained speakers available and are able to gear presentations to specific needs a group  may have.

Speakers Available

 

Here are some options for requesting the right speaker for your group.

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA HUMAN TRAFFICKING INITIATIVE

Request a Speaker

JUST ASK PROJECT

Speakers & Presentations

THE POLARIS PROJECT

Database Search

Referral System

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Many local law enforcement departments offer presentations promoting public safety and preventing crime, including human trafficking. Please call law enforcement in your local jurisdiction as listed here.

Concerns? Questions?

 

If you are having any trouble connecting with a speaker or speakers for your event, please feel free to contact the Task Force Coordinator, Teresa Hartnett.