Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:37

Human trafficking focus of upcoming conference

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BANGOR - A criminal justice student at Eastern Maine Community College has joined the fight against human trafficking.

Molly Fox, a first-year student, is organizing a human trafficking awareness conference.


The event will include speakers from the law enforcement and healthcare fields, who will address such topics as domestic violence, sexual assault, and what to look for when it comes to helping victims.


It is a cause that hits home for Fox, who is a survivor of human trafficking herself.


"It's a domestic issue. It happens everywhere and it happens in Maine every day. You probably walk among people every day that have gone through it or are going through it and you just don't notice it," Fox said.


There is no fee to attend the conference, which is open to the public. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 at EMCC's Johnston Gym.