Join Lone Star Legal Aid and CHILDREN AT RISK for an educational bus tour presentation on human trafficking in Houston Tuesday, October 22, 2019, generously sponsored by Locke Lord, LLP. Attorneys will get a first-hand look at both where major trafficking incidents were identified, where this crime may be presently occurring, and will learn to identify the red flags and potential signs of human trafficking in their community.

Texas is a leading hub for human trafficking and continued efforts are being made to reduce and assist the victims of these crimes. CHILDREN AT RISK leads educational presentations on human trafficking in Houston as well as Dallas and Fort Worth.

The evening will begin at 6pm and end at 8:30pm outside CHILDREN AT RISK located at 2900 Weslayan, Suite 400, Houston, Texas 77027 with a brief presentation on the intersection between commercial sex and human trafficking. Attorneys in attendance will receive CLE credit.

CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of poor pubic policies affecting children. This organization has grown to become known statewide, impacting children in Texas and driving change for over 30 years. They work on a range of children’s issues, including education, parents and family wellbeing, health and nutrition, immigration, and the fight to end human trafficking.

To learn more about this event, please visit https://childrenatrisk.org/.

Locke Lord is a full-service law firm respectively known and located throughout the world. Their groups and committees help promote a Firm-wide philosophy of inclusion and action, helping raise scholarship money for minority and economically disadvantaged students, hosting holiday parties for lower income children, donating to local food banks and charitable organizations that aid individuals and families in need, and supporting longtime Firm programs like Flexible Work Arrangements, Domestic Partner Benefits and the Women’s Initiative.

If you would like to participate, please RSVP by October 8th to Lcrow@lonestarlegal.org. Limited space is available.

If you or a loved one are experiencing abuse and need assistance, self-help resources are available via www.texaslawhelp.org.  If you or a loved one are in need of an attorney or would like to explore other resources, you can utilize if they are being abused, you can visit the Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org.