Human trafficking is becoming more of an issue across the United States, and in West Virginia as well. Many immigrants that migrate into the United States are at risk, especially women and young children.
The issue continues to raise concerns for West Virginians.
On Monday, the Appalachian Institute is hosting a discussion panel, open to the public, to expose them to the threat of human trafficking in West Virginia.
“So while we primarily think of this problem as an urban or international problem, it is actually on the rise in West Virginia, specifically in the northern and easter panhandles, because of traffic from outside states, our state unfortunately isn’t very well trained in red flags of human tracking,” said Beth Collins, Director of the Appalachian Institute.
The panel will be held Monday, November 24 on Wheeling Jesuit’s Campus inside Mount de Chantal Conservatory of Music Recital Hall at 7 p.m.
The issue of human trafficking, how to look for red flags, and how to prevent the issue will all be discussed.