GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Wedgwood Christian Services' Manasseh Project is hosting its first regional conference on human trafficking Friday, Sept. 23.
The #StopThisTraffic Conference will have educators, survivors, experts, and advocates working together to tackle the issue of human trafficking.
In West Michigan an estimated 2,400 children are affected by trafficking.
The conference will take place at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday. It is designed to help equip law officials, social workers, councilors, psychologists, youth pastors, medical professionals and community workers to better understand the problem, and intervene should it become necessary.
Nikeidra Battle-Debarge joined the WZZM 13 Noon News to talk about the conference. Watch the full interview in the video above.
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