Did you know there were 33,979 substantiated cases of child abuse or neglect in Indiana in 2017 and Indiana internet crimes against children received over 3500 tips in 2018?
On Wednesday, March 20, from 6:00 to 7:30pm, the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington will host Protecting Indiana Youth: Recognizing and Responding to Child Exploitation in room PH C100 (Mobley Auditorium). In this free interactive session, participants will learn about red flags for identifying youth who may have been exploited, statistics about the incidence of child exploitation and human trafficking in Indiana, and how our law enforcement system responds to investigate potential victims.
The event will feature speakers Elaine Bottomley of the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program, and Detective Kevin Getz of the Internet Crimes against Children Taskforce from the Indiana State Police.
If your personal or professional life includes children, youth, or young adults, it is important to understand how to prevent, intervene, and report incidents of youth trafficking or exploitation that occur right here in Indiana or via the internet.
Thank you to the following organizations for their partnership in this program: the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, the Indiana State Police, the Trafficking and Victim Assistance Program, and the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice.