Ivanka Trump, Attorney General Barr visiting Atlanta to discuss fight against human trafficking

Ivanka Trump, Attorney General Barr visiting Atlanta to discuss fight against human trafficking
January 14, 2020 Atlanta - Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump sitting with Gov. Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp speaks as a survivor of human trafficking (foreground) shares her story at a local safe haven in Atlanta on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Ivanka Trump toured two facilities on Tuesday that help survivors in downtown Atlanta. President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority, as has the Kemp administration and Marty Kemp. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com) (HYOSUB SHIN / AJC)

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter and one of his top advisers, will pay a visit to Atlanta with U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday.

A White House official confirmed the visit to Channel 2′s Richard Elliot. The trip plans to highlight the Trump administration’s initiatives to protect survivors of human trafficking.

Trump and Barr will meet with Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia first lady Marty Kemp, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and state and federal law enforcement.

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Trump previously toured two facilities that help survivors in downtown Atlanta and heard from survivors earlier this year

“The Trump administration continues to fight tirelessly to end the scourge of human trafficking in our communities. The leaders and community members we’re meeting with in Atlanta are on the front lines of this fight and are critical to our efforts to end this horrific crime," Ivanka Trump said. "I look forward to learning more about the critical services they provide and announcing additional funding and resources from the Trump administration to assist in these efforts.”

The visit includes a walking tour of the survivor care facility at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and the center’s “Envision Project.”

The project provides case management, education support, and personal development to trafficking victims.

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Trump and Barr will also participate in a roundtable to discuss public-private partnerships in the fight against human trafficking.

At the roundtable, a White House official said Barr and Trump will announce a Department of Justice grant funding for task forces.

“The scourge of human trafficking is the modern-day equivalent of slavery, brutally depriving victims of basic human rights and essential physical needs as it erodes their sense of dignity and self-worth,” Barr said. “The Department of Justice is relentless in its fight against the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. Working with state and local law enforcement and community victim service providers, we will continue to bring these criminals to justice and deliver critical aid to survivors.”

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