Bill Woolf, Executive Director of the Just Ask Prevention Project, a former detective who has rescued hundreds of young people in northern Virginia will lead the discussion. In addition, a mother from northern Virginia will share her story of how this horrific problem has impacted her family through a first-hand account.
Huntington, WV – Human 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.
On Monday, July 9, 2018, the Hampton Inn – Huntington/Barboursville will be a hosting training for hotel and law enforcement personnel 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.
“By educating the youth who are most at risk toward all forms of human trafficking, we are staying one step ahead of the traffickers who want to exploit them. By educating law enforcement, schools, transportation and hotel staff, and social workers, we create a circle of safety around these youth. As a former detective, I know the horrors of child sex trafficking; prevention saves lives.” – 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: Monday July 9th, 4:00-8:00 PM
Where: Holiday Inn- Huntington, West Virginia