Human Trafficking: Right Under Your Nose in Prince William County
Human trafficking is a modern day form of slavery and law enforcement authorities and other officials are saying it's happening here in the United States and right here in our Northern Virginia. A recent article in the Washington Post stated: "Human trafficking for sex and labor isn't reserved for third-world countries rife with corruption. It's prevalent in the District, Northern Virginia and even Prince William County."
More than 800,000 people are trafficked each year in the $32 billion annual worldwide industry, according to the United Nations. Victims are men, women and children and are US citizens and foreign nationals. It can happen in many situations: commercial sex trafficking, farms, private homes, and many of our service industries.
We should all know and recognize situations where this may in fact be occurring and what we and our public officials can do and have been doing to address this concern.
The Prince William Committee of 100 invites you to join us for an enlightening discussion regarding many aspects of human trafficking, moderated by a local legislator who has taken a leading role in tackling the problem. To do this we have assembled a panel of experts to address this concern from a state and local level, from drugs and gangs to recovery and treatment.
Del. Tim Hugo, Virginia House of Delegates, chief patron of legislation to curb human trafficking.
Jeff Johannes, Special Agent, Crimes Against Children Task Force, FBI Washington Field Office.
Lisa Johnson-Firth, Principal, law firm Immigrants First in Manassas.
Det. Barry Krohn, Member, Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force and Co-Chair of the Training Committee.
Fay Phillips LeSane, Therapist Case Manager, Youth for Tomorrow.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Four Points by Sheraton
10800 Vandoor Lane, Manassas, VA
6:30 p.m. Social Hour (cash bar)
7:00 p.m. Dinner* (advance reservations required) 7:45 p.m. Program *Advance reservations are required for dinner. ($25 PWC100 members, $30 non-members and guests.)
No reservations are needed and there is no charge for individuals attending only the program at 7:45 p.m.
To make a reservation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon, Tuesday, April 17.
Our meeting cancellation policy follows that of the Prince William County Public School System. If inclement weather causes cancellation of classes, our program is canceled. If after-school activities are canceled, our program is also canceled. To check on school closings, please call 703-791-8720.