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New Task Force Will Combat Human Trafficking In NKY

Posted On February 13, 2018

By Travis Thayer

(Erlanger, Ky.) – A new task force has been created in northern Kentucky to combat human trafficking.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear introduced his Responsive Initiative to Guide Human Trafficking Services (RIGHTS) Tuesday morning at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center.

According to RIGHTS co-founder Sharlene Boltz, 59 percent of identified trafficking victims in northern Kentucky are children.

WCPO reports the task force will focus on providing help for human trafficking victims through legal and healthcare service. The task force is also designed to educate the community on how to recognize and report human trafficking.

The public can learn more about the RIGHTS task force at an upcoming open house on March 21 at NKU’s Griffin Hall. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.