Governor, first lady host first statewide Anti-Human Trafficking Summit

Governor, first lady host first statewide Anti-Human Trafficking Summit
Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks at the first statewide Anti-Human Trafficking Summit. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - After Louisiana received a more than $1 million grant to help child victims of human trafficking, a discussion on how to fight the problem took place at the Governor’s Mansion.

In January, Louisiana received a $1.2 million grant to assist child victims of human trafficking.

This was part of an anti-human trafficking summit. A group talked about some of the strategies being used in the battle against these crimes.

“To end such a horrible and prolific crime is gonna’ take all of us working together in a very sustained effort,” Governor John Bel Edwards said at the summit Wednesday, Sept. 25.

This was actually the first anti-human trafficking summit to be held in Louisiana.

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