TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida State University kicking off a national conference on human trafficking Thursday.
A preconference training was held Wednesday, called 'Trafficking 101' to help people get a understanding of what human trafficking is.
The free conference, 'Evolving Promising Practices in the U.S. Anti-Trafficking Field,' will get started on Thursday and will last through Friday. The event will be held at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center.
According to organizers, the point of the event is to address the human trafficking crisis in the country and explore promising practices to combat this crime and best care for victims.
Conference speakers include law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, judges and victim service providers who have emerged as leaders in the U.S. anti-trafficking community.
The keynote speaker for the conference is Luis CdeBaca, a former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
CdeBaca’s remarks will open the conference at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday.