OPELOUSAS, LA–During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, The St. Landry –Evangeline Anti-human Trafficking (SLEAT)Task Force will host an event to raise awareness and educate the community on eradicating human trafficking. The event will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Delta Grand Theater at 6pm. Admission is free.
Laura Balthazar, Director of the St. Landry-Evangeline Sexual Assault Center says the organization plans address human trafficking within St. Landry and Evangeline Parish.
“At this event, the task force announced its work plans to compile documented recommendations for addressing human trafficking within St. Landry and Evangeline parish and to make a formal presentation of them to key stakeholders. The task force has met, accomplished its goals, and now positioned to further educate, inform, and train our communities about this horrific crime that impacts us all.”
On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a multi-year $1.2million funding stream from the US Department of Justice to the state of Louisiana to implement “The Louisiana Child Trafficking Collaborative” and fight against the nations’ fastest growing criminal industry: human trafficking. This event is free and open to the public for more information, email Ms. Balthazar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 337-585-4673.
If you would like to learn more about the how Louisiana is addressing trafficking please visit the Office of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet website for more information, http://www.gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/Issues/La-HT-Summit-Project-Report.pdf