Rochester Rapid Response Network offers community training on spotting human trafficking
The Rochester Rapid Response Network is hosting a community training on how to spot human trafficking on Monday.
Jennifer Blais with Worker Justice Center of New York is one of two facilitators providing the training.
She says that the prevalence of labor and sex trafficking in the Rochester area is difficult to gauge because it often goes unreported.
“Human trafficking is like -- it’s a bigger problem than people want to believe," she said. "And the reason people don’t often see it is because it often happens in the shadows."
Blais will join human trafficking specialist Renan Salgado.
The training is part of the network’s quarterly meeting, which starts at 7:00pm on Monday at the First Unitarian Church with child care provided.
The Rochester Rapid Response Network is a community group that helps immigrant families.