Riverside County hosts virtual human trafficking conference

Touching on a wide variety of topics relating to human trafficking and the prevention of human trafficking in Riverside County, the 2021 Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Virtual Conference was hosted by Riverside County DPSS – Children’s Services Monday, Jan. 11, through Thursday, Jan. 14. The event kicked off with a keynote speech by Ashley Hanson, a senior transition age youth peer support specialist with RUHS-Behavioral Health who was a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation. She shared her experience of recovery and laid out how in 2019, Hanson obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology and is due to graduate with her master’s degree in social work from California Baptist University April 2021.
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