Human trafficking panel

About 80 people gathered to listen to a panel discuss human trafficking at Tumbleweed in January 2017. 

HANNAH POTES, Gazette Staff

A public session for parents and teachers on how to protect children from human trafficking is set for Tuesday evening.

The Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force, the FBI and Deliver Fund will host a presentation titled “Technology and Human Trafficking: Parents and Teachers Protecting Children in the Digital Age.” The talk is open to the public and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rocky Mountain College’s Fortin Center.

Earlier on Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana will host training for law enforcement and others involved in anti-trafficking task forces. Those trainings are open to registered law enforcement personnel and others affiliated with state and regional task forces, but closed to members of the public.

Regional task forces in Montana include Missoula, Great Falls and Yellowstone County, with new task forces being established in Bozeman and Kalispell.

One of the closed training session is designed to discuss the current status of Montana’s state and regional task forces, as well as current trends, data and research in human trafficking.

The other closed training is dedicated to the Colorado Project, a research-based initiative in Colorado that created a model for other communities to use in anti-trafficking work.


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