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The Just Ask Prevention Project to Train CroppMetcalfe HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Pest Control Service Workers On How To Spot Human Trafficking

Updated on 8/16/2022 to include new email address and website.

Warrenton, VAHuman trafficking is a prevalent and growing crime in the United States. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported that they have seen an increase of 846%, nationally, in reports of suspected child sex trafficking. In an effort to combat this injustice, the Just Ask Prevention Project partners with organizations throughout the United States to educate and train personnel on human trafficking identification, prevention, and proper response to suspected incidents.

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, CroppMetcalfe’s Warrenton Branch will be hosting a training for all field co-workers and in-office employees to help in the identification, prevention, and response to potential incidents of human trafficking. We are eager to educate these professionals about the realities of human trafficking in the community and support their efforts to prevent this crime from happening. This event will make a difference.

Field and service workers are in and around people’s homes day in and day out. This mean service workers may come across suspicious situations and behaviors. The goal of this training is to educate CroppMetcalfe co-workers on what to look for, and if human trafficking is suspected, how to report these incidents to the proper authorities. This training will not only educate these community partners, but also empower them to make our communities safer from the dangers of human trafficking.

CroppMetcalfe is a family-owned and operated service business specializing in heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, pest control, and home performance. Their Warrenton office is located off of Garland drive and serves Fauquier and Culpeper counties and the surrounding areas

This is a horrific crime which takes away the innocence of the youth in our communities.  By partnering with professionals out in the community, they can serve as eyes and ears, reporting suspicious activity to the proper authorities.  Through our Safeguard Training program, Just Ask is helping to create a safety net throughout our communities to protect those most vulnerable – our youth.  We all play a role in safeguarding our communities – through these vital partnerships we are stronger.” – Bill Woolf, Executive Director, Just Ask.

The Just Ask Prevention Project is a 501(c)(3) multidisciplinary collaborative team with an unmatched level of experience fighting human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. Just Ask Prevention offers youth curriculum, awareness campaigns, and professional training to schools, youth groups, hotels, retail, faith communities, and other front-line professionals in the identification, prevention, and response to human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. Since it was founded in 2013, Just Ask Prevention has held over 90 school campaigns, reaching over 90,000 teens. Our programs educate about human trafficking, along with teaching the warning signs, to help prevent our youth from falling into a trafficker’s traps. In addition, we have educated more than 800 professional and community-based organizations, offering tools and resources, while equipping professionals with the skills to safeguard our communities.  The Just Ask Prevention Project believes in safeguarding communities through partnership.

With your help, we can save lives and prevent human trafficking.

When: September 5th, 7:15-8:00 AM

Where: 6649 Garland Drive Suite 2 Warrenton, VA 20187

For more information: Contact the Just Ask Prevention Project at [email protected] or visit our website ( or call 1-833-ASK2END