AG representative to give human trafficking presentation May 7 in Columbus
A representative from the Montana Attorney Genera'ls office will be at the Apple Village Cafe in Columbus on Thursday, May 7, for a presentation titled "Help Stop Human Trafficking in Montana."
Mike Milburn, deputy chief of staff for the Attorney General's Office and Department of Justice, will give the presentation.
The event begins with a social at 11 a.m. followed by the program at 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the presentation is to promote education and awareness in the county about this topic. In conjunction with federal authorities, the Montana AG's office actively investigates and enforces human trafficking laws in Montana. Nationwide, the majority of trafficking victims are children in the sex trade between the ages of 12 and 14 with only an estimated 2 percent ever being rescued or leaving "the life," according to the AG's website.
Authorities say the best weapon against this global $32 billion per year criminal industry is public awareness.
It is being hosted by the Stillwater Republican Women and the Montana Federation of Republican Women.