This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss human trafficking and exploitation, including types of trafficking, prevalence in Kentucky, prevention and intervention strategies, and the impact of COVID-19. Panelists included Marissa Castellanos, Director of the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative at Catholic Charities of Louisville; Rebecca Sim, Director of the Immigration Legal Services at Catholic Charities of Louisville; and Dr. Ginny Sprang, Executive Director of the Center on Trauma and Children at the University of Kentucky.

Learn more about human trafficking through the National Human Trafficking Hotline and in the latest Kentucky Child Victims of Human Trafficking Annual Report from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. If you believe you may have information about a trafficking situation, call the toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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