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Solutions to human trafficking discussed at Great Falls College MSU

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Great Falls Law Enforcement officials say human trafficking in Montana is a significant problem. 

On Saturday at Great Falls College MSU, there was a panel to discuss how to help the victims.

Panel members included law enforcement, safe house operators, and women who had been sex trafficking victims. 

Law enforcement officers say although the public may not see it, human trafficking is common in Cascade County. Law enforcement officials can find up to a dozen ads for sex with a minor in Great Falls every day. The panel discussed how those in the community can help through hope, empowerment, and restoration.

"Taking that extra time to really get to know them, seeing and seeking out what their hopes, dreams and desires are, and doing some extra research on things they can get involved in, how they can redirect their energy, how other people can constantly be reinforcing the good," said 4her founder, Windie Lazenko.

Panel members discussed how children and minors stuck in sex trafficking have often been brain washed by their handlers and are told that no one cares about them. However, reinforcing every child's dreams and talents can help rehabilitate them and get them on the path towards healing.

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