2nd Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit.

2nd Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit.

State officials, law enforcement, social work organizations and others gathered at Embassy Suites in Montgomery on Friday for the 2nd annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit.

State Rep. Jack Williams, R-Vestavia Hills, said there’s a lack of awareness about the prevalence of the sex trade in Alabama and how it ensnares girls and women into prostitution and drug addiction.

“Folks don’t operate in that world, so they don’t see it,” said Williams, who has spoken out against human trafficking for years and is chairman of the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force.

Read more about The Wellhouse’ involvement at AL.com