The Georgia Commission on Women serves on the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force.

June 3, 2021, Commissioner Karla Jacobs joined Dr. Angie Boy of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Stephanie V. Blank Center to provide training on child sex trafficking prevention for hotels in Columbus, Georgia. The training covers basic human trafficking information, Georgia law, signs of sex trafficking most often seen in a hotel setting, and procedures to follow if sex trafficking is suspected.

Because hotels are often used by traffickers as meeting locations, hotel staff are on the front lines of fighting sex trafficking in our state and are vital partners in detecting trafficking activity and alerting law enforcement.

The Columbus training was a Train the Trainer event sponsored by Micah’s Promise to equip local advocates in presenting the training to local hotels. The Statewide Task Force has presented these sessions all over Georgia and continues to provide them to interested communities.