Lowcountry Human Trafficking Task Force holds community address

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 5:43 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 5:09 PM EST
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HARDEEVILLE, SC. (WTOC) - It’s a problem community leaders in the Lowcountry hope to see eliminated, giving an update Wednesday on continued efforts to stop human trafficking in the area.

The Lowcountry Human Trafficking Task Force held its annual community address Wednesday in Hardeeville, where a handful of speakers talked about how they can better deal with the issue in this area.

“Our task force tries to do a bigger event in January just to try to bring more awareness to our local communities and get some other information, brochures, whatever into the hands of law enforcement,” said Michelle Fraser, Director, 14th Circuit District Services.

They passed out backpacks filled with resources to help those who need it most. Organizers tell me their teams go out two or three times a week to respond to trafficking calls, and moving forward they want to be as prepared as possible.

“Our number one goal is to be able to meet all the needs of these victims and figure out how we can get other community partners involved.”

She hopes outreach projects like today go a long way to accomplishing that mission.

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