PLEASANTVILLE — Law enforcement, community leaders and advocates will join Thursday at a free, public forum to try to stop human trafficking.
From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., law-enforcement agencies will talk about the law and services to help victims at Crossroads Fellowship Church, 101 N. First St.
January is designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting the event.
It will include Atlantic City and Pleasantville police departments, the FBI and the Coalition for a Safe Community in Atlantic County.
Ways to combat human trafficking will include a discussion of the state’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act, as well as tools to help victims and survivors.
Perry Mays, the chairman of the Coalition for a Safe Community in Atlantic County, said having a conversation about the different aspects of human trafficking in the local area can help shed light on the issue.
“It seems like it won’t go away,” he said.