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Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety to Begin in Wisconsin Dells


This year's Summit focuses on Human Trafficking in Wisconsin.


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will welcome law enforcement officers from throughout Wisconsin tomorrow morning at the Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety at Chula Vista Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. This year's summit, which runs through Friday morning, focuses on the crime of human trafficking, an estimated $32 billion global industry.


Attendees will learn about how to recognize the crime of human trafficking and more effectively investigate suspected cases, how trafficking exists in Wisconsin and affects survivors, and how to connect survivors with services and support.


“Training law enforcement and prosecutors is a critical part of fighting this crime. Human trafficking takes many shapes, including forced labor, the sex trade and involuntary domestic servitude. Men, women, adults and children all fall victim to traffickers. It's up to us as criminal justice and public safety professionals, and to communities at large, to become better educated and equipped to recognize the crime and take action,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.


The Wisconsin Department of Justice has assembled resources to learn more about human trafficking. Please visit the following link for more information:


Information about Human Trafficking


A summit agenda is available at the following link:


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