Bremerton human rights group rallies to draw attention to human trafficking issues in Kitsap County

Human trafficking, or the exploitation of men, women, and children for profit in industries like agriculture and prostitution is an ongoing problem in Washington State, even Kitsap County, according to Jessica Guidry, President of Bremerton Soroptimist.

The human rights group recently announced a Janurary event called "Break Free Kitsap," a collaborative effort with the Bremerton Police Department, Kitsap County Prosecutor's office, and the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network.

The event which will feature seminars, community discussion, panelists, and training to spot and prevent commercial sexual exploitation of children. It will take place on Jan. 23-29.

At least 18 Washington State counties, including Kitsap County, reported some level of trafficking activity, according to the press release by Bremerton Soroptimist.

For more information on Break Free Kitsap or to get involved call 360-930-2193.


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