Human trafficking is seen as a significant issue for Berkeley County, and two important groups in the community are doing what they can to help.
The Berkeley Medical Center and West Virginia Attorney General’s office are teaming up to help target and reduce human trafficking.
The medical center says Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and his team came to them with this initiative. Morrisey says training hospital and medical employees of all types was the first step.
“Physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers who can spot where human trafficking may occur, and that means looking at areas that are by drugs, looking at poverty stricken areas, kids in foster care, natural areas where they may be abuse and if we train the right people I think we’re going to save lives” said Morrisey.
He says so far they have trained over 3,500 people.