A community-wide protocol that aims to establish a coordinated response to human trafficking launched Tuesday morning in the city of Kingston, Ont.
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The project is headed by the KFL&A anti-human trafficking working group and aims to educate community agencies on best practices when dealing with victims of human trafficking.
“They suffer from a lot of complex trauma, and in order to meet all their needs we need to work in a group, not in silos and we need to ensure that we’re offering the best available supports for them,” Chair, KFL&A Anti-Human Trafficking Working Group, Lana Saunders said.
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It also aims to eliminate gaps and duplications in the services offered to victims, while educating the community about red flags.
The introduction of the project, which took just over a year to put together, makes Kingston the fourth region in Ontario to establish a similar program.