On AugustĀ 25, 2021, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force Work Group 1, which is chaired by the Georgia Commission on Women, held the first in a series of Conversations With An Expert, an online program for victim services providers and anti-human trafficking advocates. TheĀ program examined the methods online predators, including traffickers, are using to entice and recruit children online. Special Agent April Griffith of the GBI discussed the various websites and apps that are being used most frequently by online predators to access children as well as the differences between enticement and recruitment and how enticement can sometimes lead to recruitment. She also presented case studies for a real-world perspective on what these cases look like and how they are being worked by law enforcement.

The next Conversation With An Expert will be in November and will cover familial trafficking– trafficking by family members–and what that looks like in Georgia. Watch our social media accounts for more information.