A national conference to discuss relief for victims of crime and disaster will be hearing from the head of Victim Services Huron.
Executive Director Deborah Logue will be presenting at the 45th annual National Organization of Victim Advocates (NOVA) conference, in Phoenix, Arizona, July 22nd to the 25th.
Logue presented at the 44th annual event in Jacksonville, Florida, and discussed human trafficking in rural Canada, and how her agency works to combat the problem.
She tells Country 104.9 News the trafficking of people is not as depicted in film and television, but happens through coercion and isolation.
Logue says rural Ontario is learning to do more with fewer resources than urban areas, including issues surrounding transportation, shelters, and agencies ready to assist victims.
According to Logue, progress continues to be made in awareness of human trafficking.
Victim Services Huron is a registered charity that works closely with police, emergency medical services, and social service advocates to ensure members of our community are supported during and immediately after a crisis or traumatic event, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, theft/fraud, homicide, fire, motor vehicle collisions, etc.