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County hosts summit to fight human trafficking

On Friday, November 20th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will co-sponsor a regional information summit with the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Institute, a research-based think-tank committed to ending all forms of human trafficking in California. The H.E.A.T. Institute will bring together county leaders, service providers and the voices of survivors to discuss regional efforts and responses to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and transitional age youth in Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles area summit is the second of six summits, the first of which was held last month in San Diego. Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Don Knabe, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Sheriff Jim McDonnell are expected to attend.

The summits will culminate in a comprehensive set of proposed strategies to combat human trafficking and prevent situations that make children vulnerable to traffickers.

For more information on the H.E.A.T. Institute, click here.

For a schedule of the Los Angeles County Regional Summit, click here.