The PHRC joins Shapiro administration, Human Trafficking Workgroup to highlight efforts to combat human trafficking

Harrisburg, PA- Monday, the Interagency Human Trafficking Workgroup, consisting of roughly two dozen sibling agencies and advocacy groups, will hold a human trafficking advocacy day and panel at the state capitol building. Workgroup members will be joined by survivors, advocates, and law enforcement to discuss issues currently faced in the battle against human trafficking.

Following the start of an informational session that will include tables and displays hosted by partner organizations, the interagency group will hold a press conference with Attorney General Michelle Henry, trafficking survivors, and advocates to hear first-hand accounts of the vulnerabilities in our communities and services that need to be addressed. Later, the workgroup will host a panel for a deeper look with survivors and advocates, moderated by Child Advocate and Executive Director of the PA Office of Advocacy & Reform Dr. Maryann McEvoy.

WHO (Press Conference):    

Liz Stein, Project Protect Survivor Mentor

Ashley Walkowiak, Director of Policy, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Michelle Henry, Pennsylvania Attorney General

Dr. Maryann McEvoy, Child Advocate and Executive Director of the PA Office of Advocacy & Reform

WHO (Panel):   
Members of Project Protect's Youth Advisory Committee
Ruchira Gupta, Emmy Award-winning Documentarian and Advocate
Heather Castellino, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
Matt Harris, Founder of Character: Be about It (CBAI)
Captain James Savage, Department of Corrections
Lt. Jason Rohland, SCI Muncy, Department of Corrections

WHEN: Monday, March 25, 2024
Press Conference at 11:00 AM, Panel at 1:00 PM
Capitol Building
Main Rotunda
501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120    


Press Conference will be streamed live on the PennDOT Facebook page.


PHRC Media Contact Details

Amanda Brothman

Communications Director 771-856-5971
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Media