Training program to help police, first responders ID human trafficking

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/8/2019 10:11 AM

The Lake County Human Trafficking Coalition will host "Human Trafficking 101" training for first responders from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Waukegan's Genesee Theater, 203 N. Genesee St.

The free program will cover the ins and outs of human trafficking, the connection between human trafficking and prostitution, and immigration concerns of human trafficking. It will also discuss services for victims, how to engage with victims, and relevant laws.

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Police officers, firefighters and all first responders are encouraged to attend. Attendees will receive a basic understanding of the various forms of human trafficking, skills for identifying situations which may be human trafficking disguised as domestic violence or some other crime, and basics as to how to respond, including local referral sources.

To register, visit, or contact Sandra Bankston at

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