Williams Lake Community Policing and the Women's Contact Society have announced that they will be hosting another Human Trafficking workshop on October 23rd and 24th in the City of Williams Lake council chambers.
Guest presenters, Larissa Maxwell of Deborah's Gate and Detective James Fisher from the Vancouver Police Department will be the keynote speakers. Eva Navrot, project manager with the Women's Contact Society will be giving a community update on actives that have been happening in our community.
Deborah's Gate is the only high security safe house and rehabilitative program in Canada for victims of human trafficking age 18 and up. Since its inception in 2009, Deborah's Gate has provided emergent support and long term residential programming for victims of labour and sex trafficking, and is nationally recognized as a leader in human trafficking rehabilitation and community reintegration. Working in partnership with government, social services, and especially law enforcement, Deborah's Gate assists high profile victims across Canada access trauma informed, emergent, and individualized, long term support and care.