Work Group 9: Examining Domestic Adult Sex Trafficking

Co-chaired by Out of Darkness (Mel Meyer) and Tabitha’s House (Dr. Margie Gill)

  • Focused on expanding awareness and education for those serving domestic adults in Georgia victimized by sexual exploitation.
  • 2021 Initiatives –
    • Workgroup 9 is committed to increasing knowledge and awareness of business owners and other industry leaders who interact with or offer services to adult survivors of human trafficking. Members of Workgroup 9 are personally reaching out to industry leaders in housing, transportation, finance, and other business sectors to increase collaborations and address challenges adult survivors often face in these sectors.
    • Work Group 9 is also developing a survivor questionnaire/ survey to be sent to organizations serving adult victims in order to gain feedback on challenges and experiences faced by victims in order to create a report that will be used to create solutions.
    • Work Group 9 also intends to host multiple round- table community discussions on “current challenges” topics relevant to the target population, with the goal of increasing collaboration, innovation and effectiveness (ie: housing, transportation, transitional care, etc.). Round- Table discussions will produce informal, qualitative reports to be distributed to Statewide Task-Force members.