Georgia offers anti-trafficking training to state employees, others

Georgia is offering a new online training course to educate people on how to recognize human trafficking and how to combat it.

Gov. Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp announced the plan Monday.

The half-hour video course is also available to the general public. It’s the latest in an ongoing series of statewide initiatives aimed at combatting the human trafficking trade in Georgia.

The initiative is spearheaded by the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission co-chaired by the First Lady. She says she hopes churches, civic groups, and others will encourage their members to view it.

“By educating individuals on the issue, we are creating an army of trained eyes which will literally have the ability to save lives,” Kemp says.

Gov. Kemp challenged the state’s more than 78,000 employees to take the training.¬†“Together, we can stand up to protect our state’s most vulnerable and dismantle this criminal enterprise for good,” he says.

In conjunction with the training, the First Lady announced that she will partner with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center to host two self-defense classes on January 30, 2020. Both classes are open to the public, but registration is required due to limited space.

Featured photo by governor’s press office

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