Atlantic Cape Community College Holds Human Trafficking Symposium

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and today officials in Atlantic County held an event to help educate the community about it.

On Wednesday, January 30th, officials with Atlantic Cape Community College held a free event in partnership with officials with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI to help raise awareness in the community about human trafficking.

Officials say they hope this event will help educate the community about what human trafficking is and what is being done to help combat it.

"I was very, very surprised to hear that human trafficking was a problem in Atlantic County, and also Cape May County," said Dr. Barbara Gaba, president, Atlantic Cape Community College. "It was something that I was not really aware of. And when I did hear about it and heard about the opportunity to be able to host this symposium, [we brought it] to Atlantic Cape so that more people can understand and know that it is a problem that's being worked on by the prosecutor's office."

Attendees at Wednesday's event had the opportunity to hear from and discuss with experts who are currently working to combat human trafficking in our area.

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