The West Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives held day two of their fall conference in Wheeling today. The main discussion? Human trafficking.
Representatives from the Attorney General’s office were there and offered a training course on human trafficking and how healthcare workers can identify some of the warning signs.
“Specifically, he went into detail about how often times there can be certain types of tattoos, certain areas of injury or progressive injuries that are in different stages of healing that you can look for, said Joy Pelfrey, President, WVONE.
The Attorney General’s Office says that West Virginia’s increased rates of drug addiction and poverty are some of the leading causes of human trafficking in the state.