On Thursday January 11, the Office of the Mayor and City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) hosted the first Human Trafficking Awareness Day, in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The co-sponsored event drew more than 60 participants representing government agencies, non-profit service providers, law enforcement, and prosecution. Deputy Mayor Shefali Raganathan provided remarks and re-affirmed Mayor Jenny Durkan’s and her administration’s commitment to anti-trafficking and gender-based violence work.
Tables were filled with individuals who share a commitment to help the men, women and children who are trafficked in the commercial sexual exploitation industry. Lan Pham, Manager of the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) facilitated a panel discussion featuring members of CEASE—Coordinated Effort Against Sexual Exploitation….
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