Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

DEKALB DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL COMMUNITY FORUM FOCUSED ON DOMESTIC SEX TRAFFICKING

Decatur, Ga.- In commemoration of National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston is hosting a virtual community forum, Human Trafficking, Social Media & Gangs: Connecting the Dots, to raise awareness about this critical issue. The event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

The forum will feature a presentation from Special Agent April Griffith, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, on the current trends in the online recruitment of youth.

The program will also include a panel discussion with law enforcement, resource providers, and subject matter experts providing insight, tips and strategies for combatting this growing epidemic.

The event is free and open to the public. Interested attendees must register in advance to receive a link to the forum. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/3qAheq6.

In 2020, Georgia had the fifth highest number of human trafficking cases reported in the nation, according to statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline. DA Boston is hoping this event raises awareness and inspires action to eradicate this growing epidemic.