January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, the Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force (WDNYHTTF) will host a regional human trafficking conference at Jamestown Community College.
The goal of the conference is to educate students, faculty, staff, law enforcement officials, and leaders of nongovernmental organizations on human trafficking, the challenges associated with it, and how to spot if someone is a target of human trafficking.
WDNYHTTF is a multi-disciplinary team that brings law enforcement and social service agencies together to work on human trafficking cases within the seventeen counties comprising the Western parts of Upstate New York. These counties include Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, and Chemung.
The Task Force is a collaborative project of the International Institute of Buffalo, the Erie County Sherriff’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York. It is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office for Victims of Crime.
To register for the conference contact: Kryan@IIBuff.org