State officials gather to combat sex trafficking in Pa.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WJAC) —
Several state agencies joined together Monday to combat sex trafficking in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs joined advocates and a human trafficking survivor to discuss the issue and educate the public.
According to PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards, human trafficking is happening across the world and in Pennsylvania.
PennDOT is one of the first state government agencies nationwide to educate its employees on human trafficking awareness.
All staff at driver's license centers and welcome centers receive training.
The public is urged to report potential human trafficking situations to the national hotline, which coordinates with law enforcement and other professionals.
The hotline number is 1-888-373-7888.