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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 3, 2019

U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Picture of "You Are Loved" mural.  Invitation information in press release.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will be hosting an event on June 7, 2019, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., in front of Ben & Jerry’s on Church Street to spread awareness about human trafficking in our community.  June 7 marks the two-year anniversary of the “You Are Loved” mural painting on Cherry Street sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The mural was created in response to the rising numbers of sex and drug trafficking victims we are seeing in federal cases.  Christina Nolan, U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont, will be speaking about the importance of individual community members educating themselves about the signs of human trafficking.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently convicted Brian Folks of drug crimes and trafficking multiple young women in Vermont.

The event will offer free t-shirts as well as free ice cream for the first 70 people who attend.  The event is made possible by the generous support of Ben & Jerry’s, The Classic Dezert Company, and Select Designs.

Please come and join the festivities.

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Community Outreach
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Updated June 3, 2019