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Jan 04, 2019

Human Trafficking 101 and Community Night Event

Johnson City, Tenn. —The Johnson City / Washington County Family Justice Center (FJC) is partnering with the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT) for the first ever “Human Trafficking 101 and Community Night” event on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 5-7 p.m.

Natalie Ivey of CCAHT, will present “Human Trafficking 101”—an in-depth look into human trafficking in the Northeast Tennessee area. The presentation covers the prevalence of human trafficking across the region, as well as how to identify and report suspected cases.

“I’m excited to educate the community at large on this very serious crime, and to help dispel the many common misconceptions the general public holds to be true about human trafficking,” Ivey said.

Kelsey Fish, of the FJC, will discuss the Family Justice Center, the role it serves in the community, and how individuals can get involved. After the presentations, attendees will enjoy refreshments, have the opportunity to ask questions, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, and network with other community members and partners.

The FJC is located at 196 Montgomery St. in Johnson City. Please RSVP by calling 423-722-3720.
About CCAHT
The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking was founded in 2009 after a severe need for resources and help for human trafficking victims was identified in East Tennessee. The organization serves to build awareness, conduct trainings, engage in successful intervention, and provide adequate aftercare for the victims. CCAHT prides themselves on being client focused, collaborative, and passionate about their cause. For more information, visit ccaht.org.

About FJC
The Johnson City/Washington County Family Justice Center was founded in 2016 and seeks to provide services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The FJC works with multiple partner agencies throughout the community, and can provide services such as: advocacy, safety planning, orders of protection, civil-legal support, shelter, and counseling. The Family Justice Center prides itself on being a safe location for individuals to ask questions and seek help for themselves or others. For more information, visit the FJC Facebook page or call 423-722-3720.

Contact: Kelsey Fish, Family Justice Center
Phone: 423-722-3720
Email: kfish@johnsoncitytn.org

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