What: The Advocates for Human Rights will release new Labor Trafficking Protocol Guidelines to help communities throughout Minnesota identify and respond to victims of labor trafficking, especially youth under age 25.
Why: Labor trafficking is a pervasive human rights violation that inflicts lasting harm on its victims. Without dedicated efforts to improve identification and provide a holistic response focused on the victim's needs, this grave abuse will continue unabated throughout Minnesota.
When: NEWS CONFERENCE 11am, Thursday, January 31, 2019
Where: Press Conference Room B971, Minnesota State Capitol
Robin Phillips, Executive Director, The Advocates for Human Rights
Beatriz Menanteau, Supervisor of the Violence Prevention Programs Unit, Minnesota Department of Health
Laura Garlock, Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager, International Institute of Minnesota
Other leaders expected to attend include Minnesota Representatives Dave Pinto and Tim Mahoney; Imran Ali, prosecutor at the Washington County Attorney's Office; and representatives from the Anoka County Sheriff's Department, Building and Construction Trades Council, and Centro Trabajadores Unidos en ka Lucha (CTUL).