Jan 24: Contra Costa Human Trafficking Awareness Event in Antioch

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Antioch, Calif. – The Contra Costa Family Justice Center, in collaboration with Antioch Council Member Monica Wilson, Contra Costa District Attorney Office, Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition, Love Never Fails, and Community Violence Solutions, is hosting a “Human Trafficking Awareness Event” on Friday January 24, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Inspired by the Proclamation of January 2020 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in East County, the “Human Trafficking Awareness Event” intends to educate community members on how to recognize signs of human trafficking and inform them on how they can help prevent it.

A Red Sand Project, a participatory artwork that uses sidewalk interventions to create opportunities for people to learn about Human Trafficking, followed by a panel discussion, will be presented at the East Family Justice Center located at 3501 Lone Tree Way, Suite 4, Antioch, CA 94509. The public is encouraged to attend and join with law enforcement, city leaders and community organizers to make a difference in our community.

If you or someone you know has information regarding any acts or suspicions of human trafficking, please call the Contra Costa County Human Trafficking Hotline maintained by the District Attorney’s Office: 925-957-8658.

Local resources include Community Violence Solutions 24-hour resources line (800-670-7273) and Contra Costa’s Family Justice Center (925-281-0970).

Contra Costa County was awarded a federal grant in October 2018 to form a Human Trafficking Taskforce that enhances collaboration between state, federal and local law enforcement and service providers for victims of both labor and sex trafficking.