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U.S. Attorney Thompson to Announce Human Trafficking Training Initiative for Educators and Social Workers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Will Thompson will hold a press conference on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse to announce new training tools to help better identify and report human trafficking and rescue child victims.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office partnered with the West Virginia State Police and the West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice to create training videos specifically for teachers and child protective services workers. Leaders from those organizations will join Thompson for the announcement along with officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Board of Education, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, the West Virginia Fusion Center, and Cabell, Kanawha, Mercer and Wayne county schools.

WHAT: Announcement of new human trafficking training initiative

WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street East, Charleston.

 A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia.






Updated July 17, 2023

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