Human sex trafficking is a growing issue in our country. Children, some as young as 12-years-old, are being sexually exploited for profit. Officials at the federal and county level are taking action to deal with this problem.
This panel will provide an inside look at this horrific crime and what is necessary to combat it, including expanding the penalties for buyers and sellers, developing programs for survivors and creating anti-child sex trafficking awareness campaigns. In addition, Supervisor Don Knabe will present the findings of a survey conducted by the National Association of Counties (NACo) detailing the extent of the problem for counties.
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Where: National Press Club, Zenker Room
- Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)
- Supervisor Don Knabe, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
- Jessica M. – Trafficking Survivor – Leader