Join us virtually for our monthly Lunch & Learn series. On April 14th, Healthy New Albany is privileged to hear from two panelists, Stephanie Rollins* & Chief Greg Jones**, about the very real tragedy of human trafficking and how it affects all communities.
An estimated 1,032 children are victims of human sex trafficking in Ohio every year. Ohio is particularly vulnerable to human trafficking because it has both large urban centers and rural counties, plus 5 major highways that connect to other states.
*Stephanie Rollins is a 21-year survivor of human trafficking and a Peer Support Specialist at Gracehaven (a non-profit caring for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking here in Central Ohio). Stephanie's passion is to educate and spread awareness of human trafficking. "I want to help other survivors find a life of freedom from the trauma and abuse we were forced to endure.”
**Greg Jones began working in New Albany as a patrol officer in 1989, and has served as the Chief of the New Albany Police Department for 8 years. Chief Jones and the NAPD worked alongside the Human Trafficking Task Force to conduct an operation here in New Albany just a few weeks ago.
We invite you to join us for this important conversation as we discuss current trafficking methods (including technology), red flags to be aware of, and the role law enforcement can play.
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