GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Every year, more and more human trafficking cases are in the media and public eye. It’s a crime that law enforcement is just beginning to scratch the surface on.
But no one agency can solve the problem alone. On Friday, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System hosted their second annual human trafficking summit in Greenville.
Nearly 500 people from various organizations and the community attended to discuss the problem of trafficking. The goal was to bring awareness to the community and help them understand that this isn’t a quick fix for one person.
“Human trafficking is such a blight it can not be answered just by us as a healthcare system or law enforcement or the community alone, but together we can make the difference,” said Alex Garvey who is the Senior VP of Mission at Bon Secours St. Francis.
Trafficking has also been a top priority for the South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson who created a task force in 2012 and since then the state has received more tips on trafficking cases.