Human Trafficking Conference Held at CMU
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Dozens of people filled the Colorado Mesa University ballroom Thursday to learn what they can do to identify and prevent human trafficking here in Mesa County.
The Western Slope Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking is made up of CMU faculty who wanted to incorporate their academic activities to help the community become more aware of this growing problem.
"If you don't have a network developed to work together to solve, to help victims of human trafficking, survivors, to prosecute people that are carrying out human trafficking, it will never be solved," said Tom Acker, a professor at CMU and a member of the Western Slope Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking.
Acker also said some faculty is considering adding classes about human trafficking to some of the university's course requirements.