Attorney General Chris Carr welcomed Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, to Georgia on Tuesday as part of a discussion with state and federal leaders and the Trump Administration about efforts to combat human trafficking nationwide.
At the end of last year, President Donald Trump declared January as National Slavery and National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In Atlanta alone, it is estimated that 12,400 sex trafficking transactions take place every month.
Federal, state, and local law enforcement and representatives from the White House gathered at an Atlanta-based nonprofit assisting domestic sex trafficking victims, Wellspring Living, to discuss Georgia’s public-private restoration efforts for human trafficking survivors. Georgia has implemented tools, such as career readiness and workforce training, to help survivors overcome barriers to employment.
During a roundtable, survivor advocates discussed how important a stable job is to human trafficking victims during their journey to recovery. Attorney General Carr thanked Georgia’s business community for providing victims opportunities in the workplace and helping them work on their personal and professional development. Attorney General Carr expressed his desire to continue to facilitate a lasting partnership between the Trump Administration, state and local leaders, and the business community in order to better support victims of slavery and trafficking.