AG Chris Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Shares Tips to Help Educators Prevent, Report Trafficking

Staff Report

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Attorney General Chris Carr's Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit recently participated in the Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference to share with Georgia’s teachers and public safety personnel important information on how to recognize, prevent, and report trafficking.

“Georgia’s teachers are in a unique position to not only recognize the signs associated with a trafficking victim but to connect with students in a way that few others can outside the classroom,” said Carr.

“Knowledge is key, and our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit is working to equip teachers with important information to help protect Georgia’s children from this horrific industry. We are using all resources at our disposal to identify, locate and rescue victims, and we are grateful to school personnel across the state who have joined us in this fight.”

Hosted by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference is the state’s premiere and longest running conference for school safety. The conference started in 2009 and has since grown to a three-day event with over 500 participants learning first-hand experience from the state’s education and public safety personnel.

As part of the conference, Unit Chief Hannah Palmquist and Victim Advocate Katie LaBrie presented the following tips to Georgia teachers, school administration officials, school counselors, school resource officers, public safety personnel, law enforcement and emergency management personnel.