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Human Trafficking Education and Training Session to be held on Hattiesburg Campus August 28

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:55am | By: David Tisdale

An education and training session to raise awareness of and combat human trafficking in Mississippi and beyond will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 at the Trent Lott Center, room 101 on The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Hattiesburg campus. This event is sponsored by the USM University Police Department (UPD), the Hattiesburg Police Department, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Agencies and non-profits providing presentations for this training session include those from the following: 

*Mississippi Human Trafficking Coordinator

*Center of Violence Prevention

*Mississippi Child Protection Services

*Department of Homeland Security

*Federal Bureau of Investigations

*Mississippi Bureau of Investigations

*Gulf-Coast Center of Non-violence

*Children’s Advocacy Center

*U.S. Attorney’s Office

*Mississippi Attorney General’s Office

*Association of District Attorneys

“I’m grateful for the leadership provided by U.S. Attorneys (Mike) Hurst and (Chad) Lamar, as they move our state forward in the fight against human trafficking, and I look forward to supporting the work of Ashlee Lucas, our state’s human trafficking coordinator,” said USM Associate Professor of Social Work Dr. Tamara Hurst, who will be among those attending the session.

Seating for this event is limited to 75 people. To register, visit: