Advocates educate the community on human trafficking

The Wellspring Alliance for Families and the Ouachita Parish Family Justice Center held a summit to educate people about human trafficking. Source: (KNOE)
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Wellspring Alliance for Families and the Ouachita Parish Family Justice Center held a summit on Wednesday, Aug. 7, to educate people about human trafficking.

Advocates said that they wanted people who work with victims to know that each victim responds to trauma differently.

They also wanted to bust the myth that human trafficking only happens on a large scale.

"We see a lot of situations across the country something that we call domestic trafficking through their own community, either in a relationship, they have with someone, a family member, a stranger, someone they meet at a party," said Director of Gender and Family Justice, Robyn Mazur. "So there's a range of human trafficking."

Mazur said that community leaders are working to make services for victims more seamless.